After the dust had settled from the deluge of Super Bowl TV Spots for seemingly every major release of the coming summer, a few winners began to emerge.

Captain America has proven to be a big hit, presumably in part since this was the first official footage of any sort we had seen. Personally, I really enjoyed the Transformers spot as well, though as a sequel we were never going to see anything startlingly new.

My personal favourites though, were Cowboys and Aliens and Super 8. You can catch up on all of them here, but the main purpose of this post is to bring you some new plot details to go along with the sterling TV spot for Super 8. As we all know, JJ Abrams is notoriously tight-lipped about his projects, from TV’s Alias and Lost, through big screen outings like Cloverfield, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible, however he did comment this time around:-

“I feel we need a little bit of a coming-out party because we are up against massive franchises and brands and most people don’t know what Super 8 means.”

Sensible thinking if you ask me. We have some real juggernauts coming this summer, from Thor and Captain America, through Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers and Pirate of the Caribbean. Super 8 looks, well, super but it isn’t going to sell itself and the movie-going world may be skeptical about the prospects of Cloverfield-style lightning striking twice. What has emerged in terms of plot information is the following:-

The title refers to the line of Super 8 film Kodak produced starting in 1965. That may not seem relevant now, but back in the day, the equipment was standard for anyone serious about working behind a camera. As far as the story itself, Super 8 will be set in Ohio in 1979. It’ll follow a group of friends pooling their resources to make a zombie movie. One night on set, a train crashes [as shown in the teaser trailer], unleashing an inhuman beast.

Okay, so that gives us a bit to go on for now, though admittedly not much. It looks as though Abrams struggles to break free from his usual determination to keep his cards close to his chest. You can enjoy the Super Bowl TV Spot here, but otherwise that looks like it may be all we’ll get until we get a fuller trailer nearer the 10th June (US) or 19th August (UK) release date.

Source: Cinema Blend.

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