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‘Super 8’ Has Nothing to Do With ‘Cloverfield’, Says Abrams

As most of you read yesterday, Vulture had claimed to have confirmed that the top secret J.J. Abrams project Super 8 was an indirect sequel/prequel to Paramount’s viral mega-success Cloverfield. Vulture updated the story reporting that at last night’s 2010 Time 100 Gala at the Time Warner Center, though, a cagey Abrams insisted otherwise. “You have to check [out the trailer],” he told them adding a little jab. “But it has nothing whatsoever to do with Cloverfield, despite your expert reporting.” That could explain why our Paramount reps had no idea what I was talking about. This leaves open the idea that this is in fact the Abrams/Spielberg collaboration that will be directed by Abrams and carry that early Amblin feel. The film follows a bunch of kids who are shooting a movie with a Super 8 camera in the seventies or eighties. When they develop the film, they notice that there’s an alien creature in the frame.



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