‘Super 8’ teaser trailer goes online

Much-hyped new film from JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg

JJ Abrams, The man behind Cloverfield and the revamped Star Trek, has released the first teaser trailer online for his new film, Super 8.

The much-hyped project – previously thought to be a prequel to monster movie Cloverfield – is actually a collaboration between Abrams and Steven Spielberg, and looks set to be an old-fashioned mystery about aliens.

Abrams is known for his early trailers that don’t give away too much – see the head flying off the Statue of Liberty for Cloverfield‘s teaser, the USS Enterprise being built for Star Trek – and Super 8‘s proves no different.

The trailer, which can be watched below, centres the action in the US Air Force‘s infamous Area 51 , before showing a convoy leaving the base being destroyed as something attempts to escape an armoured train carriage.

Abrams – also known as the creator of TV series Lost – will direct Super 8, with Spielberg producing. It is set to be released in cinemas next summer.