Super 8 Gets A Release Date

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The J.J. Abrams directed, Steven Spielberg produced “Super 8” is a film shrouded in mystery. No one really knows what it’s all about aside from the fact that it takes place in 1979, it is not a sequel or prequel to “Cloverfield”, and it won’t be in 3D. The cast doesn’t feature any big names, and includes Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, and AJ Michalka. There is also some manner of military presence, and a giant monster.

One thing, however, just got a little bit clearer, when you’ll be able to see “Super 8” in theaters. Paramount announced the release date as June 10, 2011. Abrams is notoriously secretive, so you’ll most likely have to see the movie to get any concrete answers.

Other films scheduled to open the same day are Universal’s fifth “Fast & Furious” movie, “Fast Five”, and “Something Borrowed”, a romantic comedy from Warner Bros. The release is sandwiched in between two big comic book movie releases. Matthew Vaughan’s “X-Men: First Class” opens the week before, and DC’s “Green Lantern”, with Ryan Reynolds, hits theaters the week after.

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • rahjneesh

    after the “snake oil” fiasco that was Cloverfield, I find myself repelled by anything with JJ “the Hack “Abrams attached to it…only saving grace here is Spielberg…that alone may get me to go see it…

    • Brian

      I’ve never been a fan of Abrams. The first couple episodes of LOST were bearable but that’s about all he had that I considered worth watching. I can’t stand how people so blindly accepted his sloppy version of Star Trek, 99% of them only because explosions were there.
      Giant monster movies do nothing for me….well except Skyline I suppose. Godzilla, Cloverfield, Super 8, yeah I don’t get why people want giant monster movies it’s the EXACT same thing every time.

      But with the Spielberg part I could see it being a nice trip down memory lane but I don’t think that’s enough to get me to buy a ticket for it when I could just watch all his classics.

  • baddog

    I am not a big spielbert fan when it comes to sci-fi. He ruined Indiana Jones the last one and E.T. was a kiddy movie which was fine. But his true genius is his military movies, they are outstanding.

  • baddog

    I am not a big spielbert fan when it comes to sci-fi. He ruined Indiana Jones the last one and E.T. was a kiddy movie which was fine. But his true genius is his military movies, they are outstanding.