J.J. Abrams has been filming Super 8 in Weirton, WV and YouTube user ‘wblankenship’ came across the set Friday night and shot this video. He says:
I just recently found out that the movie Super 8 was being filmed in my hometown and we walked down to see the set last night (10/08/10) during filming. There were a lot of military vehicles, soldiers, and 70’s cars. (We even caught glimpse of one of the stunt cars) The whole place was lit up by huge stadium lights and it looked like they were shooting with a camera on a big crane arm. Hope you enjoy.
Paramount is planning a summer 2011 release for the film, produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, Gabriel Basso and AJ Michalka.