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J.J. Abrams says Super 8 has nothing to do with Cloverfield

05.05.2010

Just yesterday, it seemed like the entire movie web was going back and forth on this top secret J.J. Abrams trailer for the codenamed SUPER 8. Is it a prequel to CLOVERFIELD? Some sort of a sequel? Is it actually the upcoming collaboration with Steven Spielberg we heard about last week? Many questions, many unsubstantiated answers.

But today, New York Magazine's Vulture - who themselves spilled the beans on the contents of the super duper secret trailer, whose "reliable sources" claimed it was related to CLOVERFIELD - now have word directly from Abrams himself saying that... it has NOTHING to do with CLOVERFIELD. Here's Abrams talking to Vulture:

"You have to check [out the trailer]," he told us. "But it has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield, despite your expert reporting." So what does it have to do with? "I wonít be able to tell you until itís done," he said.

To be fair to The Internet, after Vulture's report on the contents of the trailer - which sounds pretty much exactly like CLOVERFIELD - you can't blame anyone for making the correlation. The question, however, still remains: WTF is SUPER 8? I think that's exactly how J.J. wants it.
Extra Tidbit: Considering the time era, I'm inclined to believe that it could be the collaboration project with Steven Spielberg...
Source: Vulture

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9:17AM on 05/06/2010
Lost: The Movie conclusion? Doubt it but the timeline makes sense. Finale in two weeks
Lost: The Movie conclusion? Doubt it but the timeline makes sense. Finale in two weeks
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8:41AM on 05/06/2010
sign of the times that when the best way to get people interested in a movie is to tell them little or nothing about it - we get trailers that give away most of a film's plot, so if Abrams prefers to let us use our imaginations and shroud things with an air of mystery rather than being entirely obvious then fair play to him. After his output so far I'm certainly interested to see what he'll come up with next.
sign of the times that when the best way to get people interested in a movie is to tell them little or nothing about it - we get trailers that give away most of a film's plot, so if Abrams prefers to let us use our imaginations and shroud things with an air of mystery rather than being entirely obvious then fair play to him. After his output so far I'm certainly interested to see what he'll come up with next.
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3:25AM on 05/06/2010
im inclined to believe i dont give a shit. telling us Super 8 excited nothing within me.
im inclined to believe i dont give a shit. telling us Super 8 excited nothing within me.
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11:33PM on 05/05/2010
LOST has been the best show on tv in recent years and im looking forward to anything he does. The guys got his own style and i for one dig it.
LOST has been the best show on tv in recent years and im looking forward to anything he does. The guys got his own style and i for one dig it.
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11:27PM on 05/05/2010

Bummer

Then if it's not C2, we'll have to wait and see what JJ is up to now. I'd personally like to see C2. Lots of story there to tell but for now I'll end up seeing the Super 8 deal but now that the wind is out of the sails, meh.
Then if it's not C2, we'll have to wait and see what JJ is up to now. I'd personally like to see C2. Lots of story there to tell but for now I'll end up seeing the Super 8 deal but now that the wind is out of the sails, meh.
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11:19PM on 05/05/2010

Super 8

Well for those of you who don't know, it about the Super 8 Motel's, with 1 night accomidations and room service. With 24 hour service with a smile. LOL I couldn't resist. Ahh it probably about 8 superheroes doing something?
Well for those of you who don't know, it about the Super 8 Motel's, with 1 night accomidations and room service. With 24 hour service with a smile. LOL I couldn't resist. Ahh it probably about 8 superheroes doing something?
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11:14PM on 05/05/2010

Seriously, lordviscius?

Seriously? Lost is the most overhyped show? What about American Idol where more than half the winners never get squat after their respective seasons? Or Grey's Anatomy where every season's an orgy because there's always a love-triangle situation between someone,someone,and someone else? Lost is one of the most cleverly written shows to date. It's smart, it's complex, and it's gutsy enough to use its own format of storytelling without the same ol' usual angles that TV shows apply. Heck, it has
Seriously? Lost is the most overhyped show? What about American Idol where more than half the winners never get squat after their respective seasons? Or Grey's Anatomy where every season's an orgy because there's always a love-triangle situation between someone,someone,and someone else? Lost is one of the most cleverly written shows to date. It's smart, it's complex, and it's gutsy enough to use its own format of storytelling without the same ol' usual angles that TV shows apply. Heck, it has stuff in season1 that foreshadows season6. How's that for excellent writing and direction?

*huff huff....end of rant*
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11:00PM on 05/05/2010
I don't care what everybody thinks, I like the mystery involved with these trailers. Nolan and Abrams are great at capturing your attention in the trailers without giving too much away. I really hate having all the best parts of a movie shown in the preview.
I don't care what everybody thinks, I like the mystery involved with these trailers. Nolan and Abrams are great at capturing your attention in the trailers without giving too much away. I really hate having all the best parts of a movie shown in the preview.
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9:52PM on 05/05/2010

Seriously again !

I do not like this jj Abrams really should change tactics . otherwise he`s gonna be a one trick pony i mean lost is probably the most over hyped show in existence . And fringe is a carbon copy of lost . Cloverfeild was awesome don`t get me wrong but this marketing scheme will only work so many times . I`d tolerate the mystery if it turns out to be a cf sequel or prequel but not if it`s something new. Oh yeah almost forgot star trek was awesome and i`ve never been a fan of star trek b4
I do not like this jj Abrams really should change tactics . otherwise he`s gonna be a one trick pony i mean lost is probably the most over hyped show in existence . And fringe is a carbon copy of lost . Cloverfeild was awesome don`t get me wrong but this marketing scheme will only work so many times . I`d tolerate the mystery if it turns out to be a cf sequel or prequel but not if it`s something new. Oh yeah almost forgot star trek was awesome and i`ve never been a fan of star trek b4
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9:39PM on 05/05/2010

Agree with RyFranzese24

Don't get me wrong, J.J. Abrams is awesome in my eyes after the excellent Star Trek. But all these smoke and mirrors can get tiring, especially when they lead to nowhere.
Don't get me wrong, J.J. Abrams is awesome in my eyes after the excellent Star Trek. But all these smoke and mirrors can get tiring, especially when they lead to nowhere.
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9:36PM on 05/05/2010
c'mon bring me cloverfield sequel
c'mon bring me cloverfield sequel
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9:30PM on 05/05/2010
Maybe it's the Magic 8 Ball movie.
Maybe it's the Magic 8 Ball movie.
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9:25PM on 05/05/2010
Maybe it's the Magic 8 Ball movie.
Maybe it's the Magic 8 Ball movie.
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9:19PM on 05/05/2010
This guy is a one-trick pony. Everything has to be shrouded in mystery and kitschy. He wants to be the anti-hack, but it comes off exactly like a hack. I admire the guy, but his tactics don't work for me.
This guy is a one-trick pony. Everything has to be shrouded in mystery and kitschy. He wants to be the anti-hack, but it comes off exactly like a hack. I admire the guy, but his tactics don't work for me.
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9:11PM on 05/05/2010

What did I say?

That Cloverfield connection was just pulled right from their ass to start up that gay as fuck "mysterious" viral marketing. And like Cloverfield, it's all complete bullshit.

Because it's Abrams, and because he did the mystery driven Lost, everyone wants everything he does to be "mysterious". And some tards think it is up to them to figure out a mystery that isn't even there.

Seriously, what was the mystery behind the Cloverfield teaser again? Oh yeah, Nothing! It teased a giant monster
That Cloverfield connection was just pulled right from their ass to start up that gay as fuck "mysterious" viral marketing. And like Cloverfield, it's all complete bullshit.

Because it's Abrams, and because he did the mystery driven Lost, everyone wants everything he does to be "mysterious". And some tards think it is up to them to figure out a mystery that isn't even there.

Seriously, what was the mystery behind the Cloverfield teaser again? Oh yeah, Nothing! It teased a giant monster flick, and that is exactly what it delivered, a giant monster flick. Nothing more, a little less.
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