Watch trailer for Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams’ ‘Super 8’ on NME.COM

Sci-fi spectacular is due to be released in UK on August 5

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The trailer for Super 8, the much-anticipated new film from Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams, has been revealed. You can watch the preview by clicking above.

The movie, which has been shrouded in secrecy, is due to be released in the US on June 10 ahead of an August 5 release in the UK.

The story is thought to be set in the 1970s and follow a group of young friends who witness a train crash in their small US hometown.

Disappearances and unexplained events in the town see the military drafted in, which leads to the discovery of something inhuman.

Initial reports suggested that the film would be a sequel or prequel to 2008 disaster film Cloverfield, but this was denied by Abrams, who is in the director’s chair for the project.

Spielberg is the executive producer for the film, which stars Elle Fannining, AJ Michalka and Kyle Chandler.Video