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Uncut Super 8 Viral Video Offers A Glimpse Of The Movie's Monster

On the eve of the opening of Super 8, Paramount Pictures has debuted a three-minute video that stitches together all the black-and-white viral clips that have been released over the past few months for the J.J. Abrams sci-fi thriller. The grainy footage, purportedly shot in an Air Force lab in the 1950s, immediately brings to mind the Dharma Initiative training films from Lost. But it also provides a first glimpse at the extraterrestrial monster lurking in the shadows of Super 8.

Written and directed by Abrams and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Super 8 follows a group of friends in a small Ohio town who, while shooting a zombie movie, witness a train derail and something escape from the wreckage. Soon afterward, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place, and the local deputy attempts to uncover the terrifying truth.

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The movie, which opens Friday, stars Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Amanda Michalka and Zach Mills.

 

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