The trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 is finally here, and though we’ve been given glimpses before, this is the first time we get a feel for the film. And it feels just like a bad ass version of E.T. I’m all for Abrams redoing Star Trek and the like, but really, do we need another E.T.?
Said Abrams in a Los Angeles Times article, “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.”
But perhaps this is all a ruse, and the movie will kick us in the jimmy when it arrives June 10, 2011.