Friday, February 11, 2011

J.J. Abrams first Zombie movie - Super 8


J.J. Abrams film Super 8 has pretty much been a close guarded secret, hardly revealing anything with only a little bit of information being released. Well we just had the TV spot which aired during the Super Bowl, that revealed some characters and gave us some idea as to what decade it takes place in.J.J. Abrams has lifted the lid off and spoke to the L.A. Times about Super 8 and revealing the most we have heard of Super 8 yet, check out the plot details below.

"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.

"Super 8 is written & directed by J.J. Abrams with Steven Spielberg as executive producer, the film stars Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, and AJ Michalka.


Monsters director Gareth Edwards landed what should be his dream job last year when he signed on to helm the reboot of Godzilla.Now, the young filmmaker has spoken out about the pressures of taking on such a massive project, as well as his earliest memories of loving the giant beast.“I guess I will say I’m highly aware – and everyone involved is incredibly aware – of everyone’s opinions on what this film has to do and what it has to be,” he tells Shock Till You Drop.“And no one will do anything but the right thing. Without addressing anything specific, everyone knows how important it is to get it right.

The director goes on to prove he’s a true fan of the original movies (no, not Emmerich’s 1998 squelcher) by talking about seeing them as a young ‘un.“My earliest memories was Channel 4, they showed them every Friday night. As a kid I wasn’t quite sure about the dubbing, the English-dubbed versions. They threw me for a bit.“I love science fiction and, well I call them B movies but they’re not, but I love ’60s and ’70s sci-fi. But these would come on and be dubbed and it would take my kid brain to adjust to the dubbing. It took me some time to get through that.”

After Edwards’ stellar Monsters, we’re chomping at the bit to see what he does with the big lizard.

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