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    'Super 8' J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg 2011

    Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning are taking the leads in J.J. Abrams' mysterious new film "Super 8," which began shooting in West Virginia on Monday, Paramount announced.

    Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills round out the main cast. Abrams wrote the screenplay, about which very little is known, and he is producing along with his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burk and Steven Spielberg.

    Amblin Entertainment is producing with Bad Robot. Paramount plans a summer 2011 release.

    J.J. Abrams casts 'Super 8'



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    Re: 'Super 8' J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg 2011

    Production is underway in West Virginia:

    FOLLANSBEE - Crews working on the movie being shot in Weirton in the last few weeks brought filming to a long-time Follansbee restaurant Tuesday.

    Crews with the Paramount Pictures production worked from about 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. preparing for and shooting a scene inside DeStefano's Restaurant on Main Street and ate at Vito's 2 Restaurant across the street.

    Mayor Tony Paesano said a quiet scene involving two actors playing a father and son was filmed inside the restaurant, and no extras - background actors without lines - were used.

    "It was only a four-minute scene but it took all day," said City Manager John DeStefano, who also was on hand during the filming.

    Paesano said he was impressed by the many crew members involved in the shoot, including technicians specializing in lighting and sound.

    DeStefano said he and Paesano didn't learn of the production company's interest in the restaurant until late Monday, when staff with the movie asked to see the interiors of DeStefano's and Vito's 2.

    A restaurant that would fit the movie's 1970s setting was needed, and DeStefano's, which was built in the late 1970s as DeStefano's Supper Club, filled the bill, Paesano said.

    DeStefano said officials with the film made arrangements to use Vito's 2 as the crew's commissary during the shoot, and both restaurants were compensated for the use of their facilities.

    Paesano said Follansbee Steel also was paid for the use of its parking lot, and the city will be compensated for a police officer who assisted with traffic control.

    Security guards from a St. Clairsville firm hired by the movie company stood outside the restaurant during shooting.

    Rumors have circulated that the movie is the next production helmed by Stephen Spielberg and directed by J.J. Abrams, the latter known for co-creating the television series "Alias" and "Lost" and directing the recent reboot of the "Star Trek" film series.

    Amanda Brand, unit publicist for the company, wouldn't comment, but she would say the studio wants to keep details of the film under wraps so it can be fully enjoyed by movie audiences.
    Brand said area residents have respected that, and it's made the film crews' experience in Weirton and Follansbee a pleasant one.

    She said no other scenes are slated to be shot in Follansbee, and filming in Weirton is near its end.

    The remainder of the film will be shot in Los Angeles, Brand said.
    Weirton movie shoot extended to Follansbee - WeirtonDailyTimes.com | news, sports, jobs - Weirton, Hancock County ? Weirton Daily Times
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    Re: 'Super 8' J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg 2011

    Photos from around the set locations:

    New Super 8 Set Photos - ComingSoon.net
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    Re: 'Super 8' J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg 2011

    Good info about the viral campaign, updates about filming, etc:

    J.J. Abrams' Super 8 Movie News, Rumors and More
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    Re: 'Super 8' J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg 2011

    im probably really late to the game, but all rumors that this has something to do with Cloverfield have been thrown out right?
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    Re: 'Super 8' J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by plagued View Post
    im probably really late to the game, but all rumors that this has something to do with Cloverfield have been thrown out right?
    Yes, it has nothing to do with Cloverfield.

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    Re: 'Super 8' J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg 2011

    People have found the filming location of Super 8...

    Super 8 is filming in West Virginia, and this film is proving to be more difficult to keep under lock and key unlike the top-secret project, Cloverfield. While virtually no one knew of or what Cloverfield was happening as it was being shot, everyone seems to know about Super 8, and consequently photos and video are starting to filter out of the town where the film is being shot.
    YouTube - Footage from the set of Super 8 (Steven Spielberg, J.J Abrams movie)
    YouTube - Super 8 -- Set Video #1

    What's interesting, Brad Pitt has been spotted in the area, he has been staying in the area. Its a very small town, the chances of hes attached to this project is all hearsay.

    Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning are leads along with Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, AJ Michalka and Zach Mills. J.J. Abrams is directing with Steven Spielberg as executive producer. Steven Spielberg has not been spotted since he's busy directing War Horse.

    Super 8 is set in 1979 and reportedly kicks off when a group of kids are playing around making movies with their Super 8 cameras and accidentally capture something sinister, possibly alien, on film.

    source: Set Footage From J.J. Abrams’ ‘Super 8′ - Screen Rant

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    Re: 'Super 8' J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg 2011

    The top secret collaboration between J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg will go head-to-head with the fifth installment of "The Fast and the the Furious" franchise on June 10, 2011.
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