Super 8 Super Bowl Commercial

Posted February 6th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

The Super Bowl spot for the upcoming Super 8 aired during the second quarter of the game. The film is produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by J.J. Abrams. The project remains largely secretive but does star Kyle Chander and Elle Fanning, takes place in 1979, and involves something (possibly aliens) escaping from a train wreck. Below find some information revealed by Abrams to the LA TimesSuper 8 is slated to release on June 10th.

“To me, all people need to know is that it’s an adventure about a small town and it’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s scary and there’s a mystery: What is this thing that has escaped? What are the ramifications of its presence? And what is the effect on people? But I know that’s not enough. Look, 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. We’re a complete anomaly in a summer of huge films … and we don’t want to be so silent or coy that people don’t care or don’t hear about it.” … “As the process went along I realized I had the potential makings of my favorite sort of movie, which is the one that is the hardest genre to define. That because you could say — and be right — that it’s a science fiction movie; or you could say — and be right — that it’s a love story; or you could say — and be right — that it’s a comedy; or you could say — and be right — that it’s a special-effects spectacle. That sort of cocktail is for me what I love about movies…that was the beginnings of this movie coming together.”