'Super 8' Has Nothing to Do With 'Cloverfield', Says Abrams - Bloody Disgusting!

‘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.