Super 8 is an upcoming science fiction film written and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, and starring Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, and Kyle Chandler, due to be released on June 10, 2011.
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
The first teaser trailer for the film screened ahead of theatrical releases of Iron Man 2. It depicted the seemingly deliberate derailment of a United States Air Force train (tagged "Groom Lake One"), which was presumably transporting undisclosed materials from Area 51 to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and the subsequent escape of an unknown entity from inside one of the cargo cars.
On February 6, a 30-second television advertisement for Super 8 premiered during the American broadcast of the Super Bowl XLV on FOX. The commercial had been promoted in the days leading up to the Super Bowl XLV with online advertising that itself contained teaser images and a hidden code.