Director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Cloverfield) is readying production on his secret project, which is a tribute to and produced by Steven Spielberg entitled, Super 8. The production will take place in Weirton, West Virginia towards the end of September.
Also, a casting call has gone out for a film called Little Darlings which is a reportedly a smokescreen title for the Paramount Pictures production of Abrams’ Super 8. Here’s the description from the WV Gazette:
“Residents in Weirton Heights got letters informing them Paramount Pictures plans to shoot a movie called “Darlings” in their neighborhood. It revolves around a 14-year-old boy and is set in a steel town in 1979.”
The project reportedly will deal with everyday people whose personal relationships are tested when they are thrown up against extraordinarily fantastic and possibly other-worldly events.
Teaser Trailer: Super 8
Super 8 is slated to hit theaters in 2011.
[Source] Production Weekly