New Super 8 trailer online

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J.J. Abrams’ latest top secret movie Super 8 is out in cinemas in August, and he’s finally beginning to let a few cats out of the bag regarding the mysterious project.

The first comes in the release of a second trailer (an effective teaser was unveiled last year), which simultaneously has us chewing our fists in anticipation while still knowing basically nothing about the film.

One thing’s for certain: it’s extremely Spielbergian in look and feel. Note the young male protagonist, the promise of epic adventure, and sly out-of-this-world suggestions.

Check out the trailer below…

At the moment, the film’s looking like a period mash-up of E.T. and Signs , with a little War Of The Worlds thrown in for good measure.

Of course, nobody will find out anything solid about the film until it hits cinemas.

Meanwhile, Abrams spoke a little about Super 8 to Hero Complex , revealing that it’s “a movie about overcoming loss and finding your way again and finding your own voice.”

He addressed the tone of the film, noting: “I realised I had the potential makings of my favourite sort of movie, which is the one that is the hardest genre to define.

“That’s because you could say - and be right - that it’s a science fiction movie; or you could say - and be right - that it’s a love story; or you could say - and be right - that it’s a comedy; or you could say - and be right - that it’s a special-effects spectacle.

“That sort of cocktail is for me what I love about movies…that was the beginnings of this movie coming together.”

Super 8 opens 19 August.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.