J. J. Abrams Sci-fi flick Super 8 looks to easily with this weekend’s box office race with an estimated haul of $35 million. Although the competition was weak with no other major theatrical feature opening this weekend; the fact that a film that’s not a sequel or a remake or from licensed property, and has no stars, could win a summer weekend remains marginally impressive. However, massive attempts to brand it as a Spielberg film with unofficial connections to his eighties films, undoubtedly helped greatly. So don’t pop any champagne corks about the age of the sequel and remake being over. Many more sequences, remakes and licensed properties hit this year. And will likely have grosses that make Super 8‘s look tiny.
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Here’s an interview with J.J. Abrams about Super 8 which opens today. More interviews after the jump.
Really has a Close Encounters feel. Not unlike this …
Of course with Spielberg as producer it comes by this pedigree honestly. But almost exactly like …
… something we’ll show you after the jump …
Nice interview with the boys about the creation of the project.
Saturday marked the first public screenings of J.J. Abrams new sci-fi film Super 8. Journalists in attendance were under an embargo … until now. Paramount has given them the go-ahead to tweet about the film. So we sauntered over to Twitter and snagged some of the choice tweets:
Steven Weintraub of Collider said:
It’s great. Made me feel like a kid again
Jen Yamato of Movieline said:
I enjoyed Super 8′s Goonies vibe; the kids are great. Has its problems, but none are deal breakers for me…though they will be for others.
Jenna Busch of Moviefone said:
Tweet embargo is lifted, so I can finally say it: Super 8 is AMAZING!!!! Nostalgic, action-packed and just damn entertaining! Woot!
Manny the Movie Guy said:
SUPER 8 is funny, spooky, haunting, uplifting…old school filmmaking at its finest…YOU WILL LOVE IT!
Saw Super 8. Wow. Just wow. Days later I’m still happy it’s like Christmas for monster movie fans!
Peter Sciretta of Slash Film said:
I’m now allowed to tell you: Yes, I have seen Super 8 – Loved it, they don’t make these types of movies anymore.
We were unable to find a negative review. This was our most anticipated movie of this summer. Now you see why.
The studio must be bit worried about this film. Because this trailer hits all the action and suspense beats hard. Mistake. That’s not the appeal of this film. Pity. The promotion of this film had been very good up till now.
It has been revealed that Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”) and Elle Fanning (sister of Dakota) (both pictured above) will appear in the J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg collaboration Super 8. The film concerns a group of kids who discover footage of an extraterrestrial on a reel of Super 8 film they shot. It has been suggested that the film will intentionally have the retro feel of an eighties Spielberg film.
See the teaser trailer after the jump.
This weekend fans going to see Iron Man 2 will be treated to a trailer for a new J. J. Abrams project. No one knows what this project is other than the fact that it’s being referred to as “Super 8″. Could this be the long expected Cloverfield sequel? Or something entirely new?
And, when we finally see the trailer, will we even know? The Cloverfield trailer confused fans for quite a while before the details came out.
Right now inside sources are saying the trailer consists of Super 8 footage (hence the moniker) of a group of kids filming what appears to an alien. Other than that … nothing.
So expect much internet buzzing and speculation next week. And it gives you another reason (like you needed another) to see Iron Man 2 this weekend.
Update: You can now see the trailer here.