When Super 8 arrives to theaters on June 10th, it already has something that most of this summer’s tentpole release don’t. An original story. While writer-director J.J. Abrams may have been inspired by Steven Spielberg’s classic sci-fi releases, the film isn’t based on a comic book or action figure or board game. Like Christopher Nolan’s Inception last year it will attempt to be that one summer release that makes hundreds of millions because a producer saw something in the story that could appeal to a large number of viewers. Lucky for Abrams that the producer was Steven Spielberg, who obviously recognized Super 8 to be the writer-director’s love letter to the Amblin Entertainment releases of the 1980s, specifically E.T., The Goonies and Back to the Future.
Super 8, J.J. Abrams third directorial effort after Mission: Impossible III and Star Trek, stars Zach Mills, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard and Amanda Michalka.
Paramount Pictures will be unleashing the secret of Super 8 in theaters everywhere on June 10, 2011.