When writer/director J.J. Abrams – hot off 2009’s reboot of Star Trek – told us that his next film was going to be an homage to the early films of Steven Spielberg, circa late 70s/early 80s, that sounded pretty damn promising … especially to those of us who grew up during this period, and for whom a new Spielberg film was truly an event. Add to this the fact that Spielberg himself would be producing said film, and one has reason to get excited.
Paramount’s official synopsis for this film reads as follows: In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
While a teaser trailer was released last year, it didn’t really give anyone what to expect from this movie. That all changed with the release of the Official Trailer.
Check it out and tell me if this doesn’t feel like something which would would have been coming soon to a theater near you … 25 or 30 years ago. Thankfully we do not need a time machine to enjoy this – we just have to wait until June.