Since the TV show ‘Alias’ I have been a fan of JJ Abrams. He went from producing a show like ‘Felicity’ to the mega cult show ‘Lost’. I must admit form those three I only watched Alias mostly, Lost also, but I never really got into it. Those familiar with Abrams work might have also seen ‘What about Brian” which was canceled after two seasons. ‘Fringe’ is his latest TV show feels like a way to keep the Lost fans.
The point is clear, JJ Abrams can manage more then one genre, he is an all around producer/writer. He knows how to attract viewers and keep them enthralled.
It is the movie Cloverfield that sealed the deal for me. Nothing more classic than a monster attack on New York City told form the point of view of a group of friends. Super 8 looks even better than Cloverfield to me.
Set in 1979 Ohio, a group of six young children use a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie. One night while filming near a remote stretch of railroad tracks, the children witness a truck collide with an oncoming train leading to a catastrophic derailment. Amidst the fire and destruction, something inhuman emerges. [Wikipedia]
Abrams wrote the script himself and got Steven Spielberg to be executive producer of the movie. Now, I’m picturing Signs by M. Night Shyamalan, but then ten times better. I know M. Night Shyamalan movies are not wildly liked, but I really liked The Sixth Sense and Signs. Super 8 cannot go wrong.
Check out the trailer, freshly released by Paramount Pcitures.
This trailer has clinched the deal. I do wonder though if it will draw a lot of interest and talk like Cloverfield did. They did not go down the viral marketing road with Super 8 like they did with Cloverfield. But the trailer looks good, they got Kyle Chandler, who just wrapped ‘Friday Night Lights’, as one of the leading roles.
Will you be watching Super 8 at the movie theater?