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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

Postby DarthLocke on Thu May 12, 2011 1:41 pm

Mystery Packages are Arriving, More Film is Being Added, and There is Mention of a "Bell Trap"!
As with nearly every other J.J. Abrams project, very little is known about his new film Super 8. But in traditional Abrams style, little hints and teasers are starting to leak out into the world.

Take, for example, the mysterious package that arrived in the Wired.com offices. Stuffed inside an old Kodachrome 40 Super 8 box, we found a reel of film and a thumb drive containing a black-and-white video. It appears to be part of a series of videos being sent to various blogs and news sites in conjunction with the Super 8
Editing Room, a website that seems to be a small piece of the much bigger Super 8 puzzle.

All the clips so far, including the one sent to Wired.com, have arrived with a card containing a code and an e-mail address (see photos above). It appears as though e-mailing the codes unlocks the fragments of the master video on the Editing Room site. The full video will presumably offer a clue to the film’s still-perplexing plot.

In the video received by Wired.com, a military official says “… collated from the experiments of Operation Bell Trap [or "Belt Trap" or "Belt Wrap" or "Belt Rap"], along with the accompanying materials and exhibits within this parcel, is intended to fill two objectives.” The clip looks and feels like a classic Abrams teaser, straight out of the ARGs that surrounded Lost and Cloverfield.

Standard Google searches for “Operation Bell Trap” and the alternative spellings don’t turn up anything relevant … yet.

A previous video sent to /Film showed a roomful of people in lab coats, with a voiceover that seemed to say “component cube parts.” Another clip arrived at the offices of Entertainment Weekly, showing what the magazine’s website described as a “presidential-looking dude sitting at a desk with a U.S. flag behind him.” Other videos were sent to io9 and ComingSoon.net.

What’s this all mean? Well, this is a marketing campaign for a film written and directed by J.J. “Man of Mystery” Abrams, so it’s hard to tell. But what we do know is that the film revolves around a group of kids who witness a train crash in their Ohio town near the famed Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (home of the Air Force UFO investigation known as Project Blue Book). The kids then begin investigating a series of strange subsequent phenomena.

The trailers for the film indicate that something big — and angry — is trying to escape the train, and that the kids find a translucent cube of some kind that blows its way through a bedroom wall. So far, what’s been shown in the Super 8 Editing Room clips indicates that some sort of “subject” has attempted escape, and the aforementioned people in lab coats were playing with something very similar to the cube the kids found.

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/05/ ... y-package/



New TV Spot - Some New Footage!
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/New-Super-8-TV-Spot-Shows-Just-The-Right-Amount-Of-New-Footage-24672.html

3 New TV Spots!
http://www.movies.spoilertv.com/2011/05/super-8-three-new-tv-spots.html
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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

Postby DarthLocke on Tue May 17, 2011 4:09 pm

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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

Postby Montands_Arm on Sun May 29, 2011 10:34 pm

LONG-time lurker, first time poster:

I am SO excited for this one!! Any more going on with the Viral campaign? Loving the almost DHARMA-tape feel of http://www.super8-movie.com/editingroom.html , but is there anything else, or a thread/forum where I can look into it?? Thanks!!

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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

Postby DarthLocke on Mon May 30, 2011 1:07 am

Montands_Arm wrote:LONG-time lurker, first time poster:

I am SO excited for this one!! Any more going on with the Viral campaign? Loving the almost DHARMA-tape feel of http://www.super8-movie.com/editingroom.html , but is there anything else, or a thread/forum where I can look into it?? Thanks!!

-MA



Hello! And Welcome, Montands_Arm! :D (Cool name BTW!)
The Websites that I know of to help follow with everything are:

Super8 News!
http://www.super8news.com

"Super 8" Wikipedia:
http://super8.wikibruce.com/Rocketpoppeteers.com

Haven't been to Super8 News in a while...sometimes it pays to go to google and type in J.J. Abrams and Super 8 under "news".
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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

Postby Montands_Arm on Mon May 30, 2011 6:52 am

Thanks for the warm welcome, compliment, and links Darth!! Will investigate further!!

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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

Postby DarthLocke on Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:16 pm

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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

Postby DarthLocke on Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:13 am

Super 8 Review - Too Much in Too Short of Time, but Watch After the End Credits!
http://www.thevine.com.au/entertainment/movie-reviews/super-8-_-movie-review20110602.aspx

I kind of had a feeling that it would be like watching a season of LOST in like 2 hours, but I think depending on how it all works out, I could forgive them. (If you notice even the main poster is the sulloette of the kids across from the water tower done in black and weird green/blue colors...very much like promo art for LOST S1 and S6 ...which of course I like). I also found out that Kyle Chandler's character's last name is LAMB ---nods to Shepphards and Bishops much :whistle:

New Promo/Sneak Peek via MTV!
http://www.thevine.com.au/entertainment/movie-reviews/super-8-_-movie-review20110602.aspx

Really Fun Video Interview with Kyle Chandler via MovieWeb!



It's almost like he's advocating Falling Skies and Cowboys and Aliens as well! :P
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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

Postby DarthLocke on Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:00 pm

Online Prequel Comic (there was a contest, but it's over :sneaky: )
http://www.super8comiccontest.com/

Part of Michael Giacchino's Beautiful Take on John Williams-Like Score!


The SDTK isn't released until 28th of June - Available For Pre-Order at US Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Super-8-Michael-Giacchino/dp/B0052EV846/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307895068&sr=8-1
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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

Postby DarthLocke on Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:05 am

J.J. Abrams Answers Some Lingering Questions!
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1665833/super-8-j-j-abrams.jhtml

I also think the Zombie idea is also a neat idea or good parallel, because like all things Bad Robot, the works often play on life extension and/or a way to preserve ourselves. in Super 8 it isn't in the macro cosmic super natural sense, but more over the everyday sense of realizing that we need the people still left in our lives, especially after going through really hard tragic things...for Jack and Joe, and Alice and her father Louis, this is what is learned by the films end.
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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

Postby DarthLocke on Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:04 pm

Deleted Scene (really an extended scene) Surfaces Online!
http://www.hollywoodnews.com/2011/06/28/super-8-bonus-scene-finds-its-way-online/

**Also the SDTK has been pushed to July 12th :cry:
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Re: Super 8 JJ Abrams!

Postby DarthLocke on Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:34 am

A Story About "Poster Development" -See how some came to be made!
http://www.slashfilm.com/story-unused-official-super-8-posters/
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