Cloverfield Prequel Trailer Arriving Soon?

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Update: J.J. Abrams says…

Update: No surprise here. J.J. Abrams confirmed today that the “secret” trailer HAS NOTHING TO DO Cloverfield.

There’s been much online buzz about a certain trailer arriving with prints of Iron Man 2. J.J. Abrams is said to have created the trailer. But what film is the trailer for?

Well, it’s for something Abrams himself is not directing. Rather, he’s going to let someone else sit at the helm. Drew at HitFix.com speculates what we’ll see is a teaser trailer for Super 8 which may or may not be related to Cloverfield, which Abrams produced.

Vulture is now reporting: Insiders familiar with the trailer tell us that it shows 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. Our sources also say that Super 8 is absolutely connected to 2008’s Cloverfield (possibly a prequel, but not a sequel).

Interesting. A prequel, though? Wonder where they’re going to go with this. Perhaps the footage is from the ’70s/’80s is something that is worked into a Cloverfield sequel?

Source: Vulture