‘Super 8’: A clue arrives in the mail…

May 22, 2011 | 9:11 a.m.
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A clue arrives in the mail. (Ken Kwok / Los Angeles Times)

Not long ago, a parcel arrived at the Los Angeles Times newsroom and inside was a tiny snippet of film on a Super 8 reel. There was also a digital copy of the same snippet on a USB thumb drive that, no surprise, was marked with the logo of the new J.J. Abrams film “Super 8,”  which arrives June 10 amid much anticipation (and, yes, plenty of hype from yours truly). The snippet is a bit maddening (why couldn’t it be longer?), but then this is just a piece in the big viral-marketing puzzle; fans on the trail are watching the grainy government-file film being pieced together over at the “Super 8” editing-room website. The portion we got in the mail shows a man in a lab coat who might be Dr. Woodward, the character who is so very close to the central mystery in the sci-fi script by Abrams. The less I say the better — this is the sort of film that should be allowed to hold on to its surprises — but I will offer this thought: “That’s totally mint, dude.”

— Geoff Boucher


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One Response to ‘Super 8’: A clue arrives in the mail…

  1. mark says:

    Did you submit the clip to be unlocked? Can you post a video of the clip like the other sites do?

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