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First Official Photo From J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' Lands; What's In The Camera Lens?

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 11, 2011 11:15 AM
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While J.J. Abrams wants to keep a tight lid on the surprises he has in store for his Amblin Entertainment homage "Super 8," Paramount is bit more concerned about dropping a summer movie with no big stars that isn't a sequel and is not based on any pre-existing property. They've already presented twenty-odd minutes film to a handful of movie types and industry folks to positive buzz and as the film builds towards it's release in June, you can bet the marketing campaign will be built up to a fever pitch to at least get moviegoers curious while still (hopefully) holding back the secrets.

Bloody Disgusting has unveiled the first official still from the film and....well, it doesn't offer up too much but it will get the viral fans going as there is definitely something showing in the camera lens (see the bigger version after the jump). Starring Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills, the ‘70s Ohio-set film will center on the strange events that occur following a train crash with a pack of kids who investigate and find out more. We're pretty excited for this one and all will be revealed on June 10th.

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  • mb | April 12, 2011 8:23 AMReply


  • Mr. Arkadin | April 12, 2011 7:30 AMReply

    are you blind?!? it's Helen Mirren's tig ol' biddies fo sure

  • Jordan Raup | April 12, 2011 2:34 AMReply

    Ah, duh. The camera. Well here is what someone did:

    "I zoomed in on the lens..
    Rotated the stillpicture to it's side as the movieposter..
    Lowered the contrast and increased the brightness..
    Copied the lens part and flipped horizontally.. and put them together..
    Looks like a little grey alien.. in front of what could be one of the things that are drawn on the blackboard in the scientist picture.."

  • Smash Tit-house | April 12, 2011 2:16 AMReply

    well, considering the kids are shooting a zombie movie throughout the film, it looks to me like a shambling figure. clearly its not the monster unless its the most boring fucking monster ever cause those kids are not impressed.

  • afro chick | April 11, 2011 12:17 PMReply

    they were talking about the kid holding the camara. I see a train, if im not mistaken. It looks as if it's heading their way. idk why i see it. but if anyone sees something different please, comment. thanks.

  • Sean Macgregor | April 11, 2011 11:59 AMReply

    As long as it's not the disappointing alien from Cloverfield, i'm happy.

  • Me | April 11, 2011 11:43 AMReply

    Okay...if it's any kind of big, baddie monster, then why does that girl look so BORED. Does this mean we'll be bored when we watch it?

  • Mark | April 11, 2011 11:41 AMReply

    I would be excited for this too, if it wasn't from the director of Mission Impossible 3 and Star trek.

  • Kevin Jagernauth | April 11, 2011 11:37 AMReply

    OR IS IT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Jordan Raup | April 11, 2011 11:36 AMReply

    is it not just their bikes?

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