We finally got the first decent look at material from the upcoming Steven Spielberg-produced, JJ Abrams-directed flick, Super 8. Earlier today, an LA Times article on the movie provided this synopsis:
The Paramount Pictures release is set in Ohio in 1979 and introduces a troupe of six youngsters who are using a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie. One fateful night, their project takes them to a lonely stretch of rural railroad tracks and, as the camera rolls, calamity strikes — a truck collides with an oncoming locomotive and a hellacious derailment fills the night with screaming metal and raining fire. Then something emerges from the wreckage, something decidedly inhuman.
Looks okay. I trust Abrams and Spielberg to not waste my time, at the very least. This has a very early-Spielberg feel to it — like E.T. or Close Encounters.