Is This Cloverfield 2?

Projectionists across the pond have reportedly been issued with Iron Man 2 reels containing a teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams' new project, Super 8 .

Abrams has developed something of a reputation for keeping his projects on the QT and very hush-hush in a manner worthy of L.A. Confidential , and as such we know next to nothing about the film itself.

Early reports suggest that the plot involves a group of teenagers in the 70s or 80s shooting home movies with a super 8 camera, who discover upon developing the footage that there's an uncredited alien creature in one shot.

Sound familiar? The smart money is indeed on this being a Cloverfield prequel (or sequel, if you want to ignore the 70s element), but naturally there's been no official confirmation.

Still, with the long-awaited plot synopsis for Inception now available, it's good to know we can still get our frustratingly opaque film marketing fix somewhere.

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Emma Didbin is a writer and journalist who has contributed to GamesRadar+, The New York Times, Elle, Esquire, The Hollywood Reporter, Vulture, and more. Emma can currently be found in Los Angeles where she is pursuing a career in TV writing. Emma has also penned two novels, and somehow finds the time to write scripts for Parcast – the Spotify-owned network that creates thrilling true crime and mystery podcasts.