It’s not quite as sexy as a flashy new trailer or even a TV spot with a dozen hundred quick cuts in which to secrete a sliver of new footage but hey – this is J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 and we’ll take what Paramount are dishing out.

In this case it’s the first official still from the movie, which wears its nostalgic late 70s sci-fi vibe on the sleeves of its wide-collared paisley shirt, and from what we’ve seen so far blends its sci-fi heritage up nice and proper – sort of Cloverfield Encounters of the Amblin Kind.

Seen below is Elle Fanning, recently so impressive in Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, and Joel Courtney as Alice and Joe and those with keen eyes will see the titular contraption at the bottom fo the frame. The trailers and footage seen so far give me not only goosebumps, but a distinct anticipation for Abrams’ film.

Look below, then click.

Bloody Disgusting were first with this, so credit and presents go to them.