The five of you out there not planning on catching "Iron Man 2" this weekend are going to miss more than another chance to catch Tony Stark in action; you are going to miss your chance to get your first look at J.J. Abrams’ new mystery project, co-produced with directing icon Steven Spielberg.
The Internet has been buzzing this week with the news that Abrams, creator of the infamous TV show “LOST,” was working on a new super-secret project called "Super 8." The speculation was that it might be a sequel to the Abrams-produced 2008 film "Cloverfield."
Turns out that’s wrong. Apparently "Super 8" is a film that’s a kind of homage to the ordinary people thrust into extraordinary situations, like "Jaws" and "E.T." that Spielberg specialized in the 80’s. Abrams apparently approached Spielberg last year with the idea and asked for his approval of the project.
Anyone whose stomachs got a little queasy with the shaky, handheld cameras in "Cloverfield" don’t have to worry. Abrams is shooting the modestly budgeted (by summer blockbuster standards) $45 million film with stationary cameras and will direct this one for release next summer before hopping aboard the Enterprise again for "Star Trek 2," which is set for release in summer 2012.
Keep your eyes out for the Abrams-directed trailer of "Super 8" this weekend in front of "Iron Man 2" and check back with Blast for regular updates about "Super 8" as more information on the top-secret project becomes available.