J.J. Abrams nervous about Super 8 reception

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Set in small-town Ohio in 1979, a group of teenagers are making a movie with Super 8 mm film when they witness a catastrophic train crash. Suspecting it wasn't an accident, the friends' notions are confirmed when people begin to disappear around town. Starring Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney and Noah Emmerich.
February 8th, 2011

J.J. Abrams is worried no one will "care" about his new movie 'Super 8'.

The 'Lost' creator is famously quiet about his projects until release, but is so concerned about the level of competition from franchise movies including 'X-Men' and 'Green Lantern' he has to reveal some information about it.

He said: "To me, all people need to know is that it's an adventure about a small town and it's funny, it's sweet, it's scary and there's a mystery: What is this thing that has escaped? What are the ramifications of its presence? And what is the effect on people? But I know that's not enough.

"I feel we need a little bit of a coming-out party because we are up against massive franchises and brands and most people don't know what 'Super 8' means. We're a complete anomaly in a summer of huge films. And we don't want to be so silent or coy that people don't care or don't hear about it."

According to a release, the movie sees a group of young children creating a zombie movie on a Super 8 camera.

However, one night while filming, a truck collides with a train and something "inhuman" emerges from the wreckage.

'Super 8', starring Elle Fanning, Ron Eldard and Kyle Chandler, is due for international release throughout the summer.