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Did J.J. Abrams On Saturday Audition A Lot Of 13-Year-Olds For The Leads in SUPER 8??

Borys Kit over at the Hollywood Reporter believes quite a few youngsters may have auditioned for J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8” on Saturday. Who were being sought?
The fact that Paramount’s looking for super-good-looking teens tells my Spidey Sense we’re looking at lead roles. For all the foreigners reading, 13 is when male Jewish Americans are welcomed to adulthood via the Bar Mitzvah. 14 is the age most Americans start high school. We know this also about Super 8: * Abrams is writing and directing the project. * Steven Spielberg is executive producer. * It shoots this autumn for a 2011 release. * ILM, Bad Robot, Amblin and Paramount are companies involved. * The last time we saw the Amblin logo on a big screen may have been 2006’s “Letters From Iwo Jima.” “Amblin’” was a short Spielberg made in 1968 about a pair of young hitchhikers. * There’s this trailer, with crickets and a train and a pickup truck and an Air Force logo and a reference to a chunk of Nevada’s mysterious Area 51 getting relocated to Ohio in 1979: Find all of Kit's story on the matter here.
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  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST

    13 years should never be 'very attractive'...

    by Joely_Boy

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:53 a.m. CST

    So Polanski called...

    by ebonic_plague

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1 a.m. CST

    Should have a Midwestern Feel

    by Excelciyour

    who the hell is going to be feeling them? *shudder*

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    In America, 13 is also the age when many young girls

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    have welfare babies and then go on to abuse the welfare system for the next 50 years of their lives. Yay America.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    How the hell do you audition cast for a movie...

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    .....that already has a trailer out. <p> Or how the hell do you make a trailer for a movie that you haven't even cast yet?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Herc's wording is much worse than the studio's.


    Seriously, Herc? You should know better. Also, why are they creating teasers for movies that haven't been CASTED yet?!?!?!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST

    "how do you make a trailer for a movie that you haven't even cas

    by Hercules

    trick photography.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Aint It Pedo Bear Central?

    by AngelinasOilBoy

    Come on AICN, do we really need child porn on the site? Posting a pic of a 14 year old girl in a knowing/winking-at-us sexual context. The whole tone of this is just creepy. Delete and save face.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:08 a.m. CST

    only black and hispanic teens do that floating skull

    by ken185

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST

    check that, mostly not only

    by ken185

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    So you deleted the kiddy porn

    by AngelinasOilBoy

    Wise move. And don't ever do that again -_-

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:33 a.m. CST

    I Creep You Out?

    by AngelinasOilBoy

    Dude, you're the one who posted a leering picture of a 14 year old girl in a bikini then deleted it when you realised how badly you'd fucked up. I'm taking screenshots of this postback so delete my replies at your peril.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Herc are you drunk?

    by Gwai Lo

    With the grammatical gymnastics of your writing and the alleged posting of jailbait bikini pics my Spidey sense says yes

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST

    girls are bat mitzvahed at 12

    by brabon300

    super 8 is gonna be a kids movie?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Test audience for the next Star Trek movie?

    by Carl's hat

    Nah, still too mature if it's anything like the last shitty movie.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:06 a.m. CST

    In that last click...if you pause it...

    by sonnyfern

    You might be able to see a monster. Maybe it's my imagination but it looks like something is there :-O

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    "Oh my god!"

    by sirens

    It's a lion

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    That trailer was not exciting at all

    by RPLocke

    I wonder if this will be a low budget movie. Judging by the cast, it will probably be a kid Cloverfield.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST


    by Keith Maniac

    I heard yesterday that Abrams said in UK sci-fi mag SFX that he is or wants to, make Micronauts one of his next projects.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    When WALT shows up: "Sorry, you're unattractive, and Brooklyn."

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST

    13 years should never be 'very attractive'

    by UGG

    they shouldn't, but they are

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:53 a.m. CST


    by IndustryKiller!

    Seriously, you're gonna eliminate CHILDREN for not being "striking" enough already? How about you just see a bunch of CHILDREN, who look like CHILDREN, and cast the best fucking actor. THen again I suppose we are talking JJ Abrams here, squarely in the new school of "wannabe 80's Spielberg but constantly falls miserably short" action/adventure directors.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Wait, they havent even started filming yet? lol

    by MyScroteHasGout

    I had no idea...i assumed the movie was at least close to being finished since there's a fucking trailer. lol at hollywood.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST



    I feel like im not getting the full story here (and dont bother reading any further if youre looking for on topic responses). <p>So Herc posted a pic of a 13 year old girl...then realized how creepy that is...and came back quickly to edit it out before the majority noticed? Gross...

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Did i hear someone say...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    13 YEAR OLDS??? <P> *touches self, ever so gently...*

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:54 a.m. CST


    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    If you can't laugh at Pedophilia... what CAN you laugh at?? <P> Seriously though... i'm lookin forward to this one :-)

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Sorry, correction..


    It was a pic of a 14 year old girl in a bikini. Listen, I understand. Im a young man, and girls are developing earlier and earlier...but 14 man?? Give her at least two more years before we gross old men start lusting after her

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Did Herc really post a pic of a 13 year old girl in a bikini?

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    What a fuckin SICKO... <P> RE-UP DAMMIT!!!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Oh... she was 14?

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD


  • Aug. 22, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    On a seperate note...


    Every time I see that damn Lowes commercial I imagine how it would feel to bash that HUGE forehead in with a ball pein hammer

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Absolutely stunning 13-year-old girl required?

    by buggerbugger

    Ah, so it's Polanski inside that crate? Perhaps 'Super 8' is his pet name for the girl, coined after the number of fingers he forced into her un-lubed bumhole?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 5:15 a.m. CST


    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Me too, bro! <P> Me too...

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 5:17 a.m. CST

    I just typed

    by Seph_J

    kiddy porn into Google and got sent here.... what is this site? wheres the goods?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 5:17 a.m. CST

    The only "stunning" 13 year old girl i have ever seen...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Was the lead chick in "Valerie and Her Week of Wonders"... <P> C'mon guys, don't lie. You know you thought that shit too... <P> ;-)

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Jaroslava Schallerova!

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    That's who it was... She was freakin' BEAUTIFUL. Does that make me a SICK BASTARD??? lol <P> I think you can watch it on youtube, so check it out if you haven't seen it. Weird ass flick...

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 5:21 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST


    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Just made me SHART. <P> "Super 8" LMAO i'll never think of this title the same way, you sick, depraved, funny bastard, you ;-)

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:27 a.m. CST

    In other cool news: JJ Adams eats, sleeps

    by Knuckleface

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    'Midwestern', code word for 'white and blonde'

    by Knuckleface

    ...cause that's what Hollywood thinks the midwest is.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Making trailers for unmade films isn't exactly new...

    by Uga

    "Alien 3" comes to mind.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST


    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    The first Spider-Man comes to mind as well...

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    I could be wrong

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    but wouldn't that train have just ploughed through that truck unscathed? And what was with the hatch spinning at the same time as the smacking on the door? And why wouldn't it have done that in transit anyway? Far too many grey areas, really.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST


    by buggerbugger

    The hatch spinning at the same time as the door-pounding is to imply that there are more than two pairs of arms involved. There's either something in there with multiple arms / tentacles / somethings, or there's more than one creature in there. <br> <br> As for why the creature(s) didn't do that in transit - I'm assuming there would be restraints involved during transport, but the crash has freed the creature(s) from those bonds.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    I had to...

    by Triple_J_72

    I had to kill Abrams because he made a mistake but he's gotta eat and he doesn't exist in this dojo... <p> ah, forget it.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    ...and there's a BOMB in his ribcage too!

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Fuck off you Sexy Tomboy Beanpole!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    How weird, I posted those exact ads on craigslist!

    by dr sauch


  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    I admit..I'm a sick bastard...Cradle to the Grave baby!

    by conspiracy

    Out here in CA...where fake IDs are as common as the Mexican Gardeners who carry them, and where the clubs are full of teen aged trim...As long as the gash looks good, Conspiracy don't check ID at the door. Re-Up fucker!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    This isn't a Casting Call. It's a Personals Ad.

    by conspiracy

    I have new respect for JJ as a man, I just hope that purchase of the Lake Geneva home went through for ya. Although I don't understand the Need for a Dude...Maybe the dick is for Spielberg...whatever stiffens your Mast I guess.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    You know what they say...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    If there's grass on the field... <P> PLAY BAAAAAALL! <P> That's what they say, isn't it?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Are they actually going to cast kids as kids

    by savagedave

    Or the usual Hollywood approach of casting a bunch of people in their mid 20's?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    13 and 14 is also a time of chronic masturbation...

    by iwasredempted

    for many young males. at least that was the case for me.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    I was an attractive kid.

    by gotilk

    Didn't mean I wanted to butt fuck myself, prudes.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST


    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    You just made this thread REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE... <P> :-/ <P> *walks away slowly*

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    You're welcome.

    by gotilk

    It had to be done, or these closet Mormons would start going off on Polanski tangents.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    wait... I'm the one that made it uncomfortable

    by gotilk

    while the guy above me wants to discuss his childhood masturbatory habits? Welcome to bizarro-talkback. ;)

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    The point I was making is that just because a

    by gotilk

    human being is attractive, doesn't automagically put that person on one's fantasy fuck list.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    But then again...

    by gotilk

    I read this post... POST apparent image removal. So what was up with that? Something truly offensive? Or are the MOARalists (read:moralists always looking for MOAR to moralize over... wank wank wank) just overreacting again?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Taylor Momsen? Yes please!

    by UGG

    that girl loves cock

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    agree gotilk....

    by iwasredempted

    if a person thinks someone is attractive doesn't automatically make them a sexual predator. get a grip people.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    I met a priest once that was a MOARalist.

    by gotilk

    But I refuse to return his mail from prison.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Beware MOARalists

    by gotilk

    bearing browser caches.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Yeah yeah, sure sure...

    by gotilk

    you were just "researching" abuse, like Pete Townshend.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Oh, Herc caves under the pressure!

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    Where's the picture of the post-pubescent Kardashian man-thing? That wasn't child porn. That was bestiality!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    So... Bryan Singer just called...

    by UGG

    he said to send the boys over when your finished..

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Herc's gonna be on "To Catch a Predator" next.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    Hi I'm Chris Hansen................your that sad,drunk, pervert hack from AICN right?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Moron. Bar Mitzvahs are about 2000 years old.

    by matthooper8

    A bit before America as we know it was here. You do know Jews also exist outside America right?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    I'm beginning to wonder...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ...If the title doesn't refer to film stock, but is actually a description and a head count.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Hello, Herc...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...have a seat right over there. Have a seat, please. I'm Chris Hansen with Dateline NBC. So, what are you doing here?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST


    by gotilk

    yeah a grip would appear to be in order.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Herc isn't into kids

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    well unless they look like Joss Whedon

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Better hit those Disney and Nickelodeon shows

    by terry1978

    You know that's what they're going to end up with, because they'll want kids that have actually acted before.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST


    by The_King_of_AICN

    Kids aren't 'strikingly beautiful', that's creepy. Kids can be pretty or cute, but that's pretty much it. <P> Pics of a 14 year old in a bikini? Not creepy really... Miley Cyrus posing seemingly naked under a bed sheet at age 15? Now THAT'S fucked up because it's sexualising a minor. Just picturing one in a bikini is fine so long as she's not striking modelling poses while sucking a lollipop and winking at the viewer.<P> The King has spoken.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by gotilk

    Seriously, I was an attractive kid and the ONLY near-experience I had with a pervy creep was a moralist. In a church. And I never went back. People like Herc you will NEVER have to worry about. But all these guys asserting their morality... watch the fuck out and keep your kids away from them.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    I bet the casting call for young vader

    by UltraTron

    read: completely inept,talentless in over his head child who hasn't any idea where he is or what is happening around him and who nobody in their right mind would pick for a cereal commercial- needed to head biggest film franchise in history.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    That's not a fucking joke.

    by gotilk

    Seriously. The loudest protesters, watch out for them.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Super 8 = Witch Mountain 2011

    by Squashua

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    When I was younger...

    by Mr. Profit

    I thought Jennifer Connelly was beautiful in Labyrinth. So was the princess from The NeverEnding Story. They could have been considered "striking". And that was the 80's.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    This fucker

    by gotilk

    was interviewing me to be in this "brotherhood" in the church and was jerking off behind his desk while asking me if I'd ever "defiled" myself and such things. If you don't know already, the ones you need to genuinely watch out for are the ones that are the most vocal about how "offended" they are about certain things. So if you don't want to be seen as a creep, I'd back off a bit on the outrage. It makes you look terribly suspicious in the eyes of most people who have dealt with these types in the real world.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    I think i know what this story is about...

    by emeraldboy

    train crashes. and group of 8 children are there messing around after dark. they stumble upon the trainwreck. something happens to those kids to turn them into superheroes. but not right away. its when they hit there teens they start to notice changes. they are becoming superteens. their mission is to bring down the beastie that escapes. hence jj is casting teens.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Guys finding 13/14 year old girls attractive

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    think it happens more often than people would like to admit or think it happens. For most of us who have we don't do anything about it, we know its a)illegal and/or b) we get that they aren't mature enough to handle a sexual relationship thus its wrong (though if this website is any example there is clearly a lot of people over 18 not mature enough for a sexual relationship, and should keep with masturbating into a sock)<br />

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    This is the worst Talkback of all time.

    by A G

    And every single one of you are to blame.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Also, as a teen in High School...

    by Mr. Profit

    No one got together to song songs in the lunchroom to music in perfect choreographed routines. My classmates were wild and everyone was fucking each other and partying like I am sure most high schools in America really are... <P>So I don't get where this "OMG Sexualizing MINORS!" stuff comes from. Would I fuck a minor? Hell no. Would I bang an 18 year old "because they are legal", no. I personally at my age don't have shit in common with someone that age. I think people who are complaining should also be as alarmed with any man/woman over 35 dating someone who is 18-21.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Boo... <P> YAH. <P> C'mon... tell me you guys wouldn't "tap dat". <P> Uuuhhhhh huuuuuuuuh. <P> ;-)

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Damn header... lol Here ya go:

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD <P> :-)

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Is Kim Kardashian not the most naturally...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    BEAUTIFUL person in the world?? <P> *South Park's Jimmy's voice* <P> I mean... COME-ON?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST


    by grammaton

    come on herc..... thats already been published and discussed END OF MAY !!!! IT IS NOT FOR SUPER8 it is the casting call for the "LITTLE DARLINGS" remake you can even download the casting call dialogue there OMFG - GOOGLE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    *wonders if "crow3711" will stalk him in THIS talkback...*

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    *waits patiently*

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Goonies with Shaky Cam and Aliens?

    by GornPirate

    Or ET with a scary alien?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    ..JJ auditioned them....


    ...but Gary Glitter was also in attendance....

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Goonies with lens flares and no rocky road.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    this is night skies...

    by emeraldboy

    under another name. wait and see. ohh it could be that speilberg film interstellar.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    an 8th grader as tall as an adult?

    by canvasseamonkey

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST


    by Fa Fa Fooey

    Like we all don't know that.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    i am convinced that this is night skies...

    by emeraldboy

    night skies tells the story of a bunch of hostile ets who terrorise a a farming community in the midest. we know these ets are hostile when they kill the good ET.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    If he's going for a Stand By Me vibe, a black kid could work

    by terry1978

    But hey.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    This sounds like a great idea, young teen leads

    by performingmonkey

    These days this should definitely be a warning sign that this is going to turn into shit that only kids could be entertained by (and dumb kids at that), HOWEVER Abrams is obviously thinking of this project with an '80s mentality where you can have kids/teens and still deliver a badass flick. I want Super 8 to be amazing, we all should.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Blue Lagoon II?

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    Brooke is tad bit old, but she's willing.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Blue Lagoon meets Cloverfeld? Blufeld!

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    He's making a fricking teenage James Bond's first fuck meets invisible monster movie!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I know it's Cloverfield, but Blufield doesnt work

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    Unless you are Boise St.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    if you are not beautiful, you can't be in movies

    by ludmir88


  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    ludmir um....

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Maggie gyllenhal. Sarah jessica parker. Kirsten dunst. Ellen page.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Who the holy fuck is 5'11" at 14?

    by torontoxic

    Why am I even commenting. I could give a rat shit fuck about J J Abrahams and his marketing company that pretends its a production house.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST


    by Sailor Rip

    lol. "un lubed bumhole"

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Out of the car seat and on to my meat.

    by Sailor Rip

    pedophilia is bad but the jokes are hilarious.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by Graphix67

    That really was a kinda' depressing requirement.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    how can you audition?

    by TheJudger

    My niece is 12 and she's already a model, a no bullshit model, but she really wants to act. If they took tapes or something...

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    probably doesnt have the look anyways

    by TheJudger

    her look is more Dakota Fanning and Jodie Foster like. She's more tomboy than girly girl too.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Midwestern is the code for born a meth addict

    by Dawhiteguy

    and the rest are born into a family with a child molester.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    I have been the same height since the end of 8th grade...

    by Mr. Profit

    I'm 5'11. And unfortunately I have had the same size shoe since the 7th grade. A size 12. So it's possible to be that tall that young.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    "White! And jews are not white. No chinamen either."

    by ricarleite2

    "We need people the audience either wants to become or enjoys masturbating to: white, thin and slightly muscular, all-american 14 year old blonde kids with green eyes."

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Not excited...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    ...for another alien movie with children leads. Played the fuck out by Steven.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Those are some disturbing casting descriptions for children

    by fiester


  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Wow, this movie sounds creepy

    by RPLocke

    even without the aliens.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    yeah I wanna pay to see dumb ass kids...

    by alienindisguise

    who look like they belong in some trash on the disney channel. NOPE! I'm sure this flick will be the next overhyped turd to get going on this site.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I was at least 5'11 at 14

    by Gwai Lo

    I'm 6'2 now at 26. I have a friend who was his current height of 6'5 around that age as well. It's called hormones.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    who is 5'11 at 14?

    by Bouncy X

    most are around here. i'm 6 feet myself and in the last 10yrs i constantly see high school boys who are either my height or taller. and those that aren't you know will be soon enough. even the girls are getting taller and more "mature" looking at a younger age. of course you still have many who look their age but i cant count how often i notice a bunch of people (whether its guys or girls or a mix) and until i see their faces, i would have guessed they were my age. kids are getting bigger early these days.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST


    by Sawney Bean

    It seems that trains are making a lot of appearances in movies lately. Inception, Super 8 trailer, and the new Denzel film Unstoppable, just to name a few. Trains aren't usually used as plot devices, unless it's like a superhero movie so the hero can stop it ala Hancock, or perform some kind of stunt ala Batman Begins. Has anyone else noticed this new trend with movie trains or have any thoughts about it?

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Ugh I hate this movie now.

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    Fuck this movie and it's bland main characters.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    movie before a trailer issue

    by Bouncy X

    was there a 2nd trailer that showed actual story footage? because i've only seen the train one and considering it doesnt feature any particular people, i dont see the big deal about it existing before the movie. thats what they call actual teaser trailers. thats become a lost concept over the last while, these days teasers are just shorter version of a full trailer. but there was a time when many teasers showed things that werent in the movie. it was just a little footage to.......tease us. and i also dont get the bitching over the age thing. they are using actual kids instead of 22yr olds pretending, isnt that a good thing? and those saying 13/14yr old girls cant be striking or whatever, you probably see many but just dont realize how young they actually are. its crazy how good looking high school girls tend to be these days. if they had looked that way back when i was in school...i would have enjoyed going. :P

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88

    the word beautiful doesn't apply to the face only, you have to count grace, charm, the atractiveness of the body, the acepted proportions of the body and the face... all that shit, Sly said it, you have to have the looks, and that's obvious, then look for the talent, the transformers movies are an example. just look for the standard faces that represent evil or goodness in the movie industry. I'm not saying is a bad practice, they are here to sell us dreams after all, but definitely its impact in society worldwide is deep. How negative it's that impact? depends on you. OH the Harry Potter movies are a good example too in the beauty (good)and ugly (evil) casting department.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST


    by Neck_Lucas show me on the doll where JJ touched you.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    JJ's Pedo Casting Nazi's

    by KillaKane

    Disturbing, the main criteria for casting should be talent, plain and simple.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    No stupid shaky cam?

    by MajorFrontbum

    Either Abrams has wizened up to that ridiculous bullshit, or someone handed him a bottle of hooch, to calm those nerves.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Wow, those are seriously creepy descriptions

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Whoever came up with those is a closet pedo.

  • Good shit, keep 'em coming!

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    I was 4'6" at 14

    by torontoxic

    I'm 6 feet now. <P> There is no way there is some huge number of grade 9 students who tower over most of the country. The average height of an American male is 5'10".

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    That would be adult American male

    by torontoxic

    yup <P>

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST


    by BetterCallSaul

    means minorities need not apply

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It's cuz I'm a goyim.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST


    by Bouncy X

    i was 6'0 by the time i was 14, i stopped there too thank god. i used to be tall back then even just out in the general population i'd tower over most. but as the years went on ive noticed more and more teens, guys mostly, are getting taller much earlier. these days when i go out i'm surrounded by people who are more or less my height if not taller. maybe there's truth to that whole "hormones in the meat" conspiracy many have had. lol

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    I had to kill JJ Abrams for making a mistake...

    by DickJones making me realize I could accept someone else as Captain Kirk.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Are we sure JJ Abrahms is directing this?

    by RPLocke

    Sounds like a Jonathan Frakes job.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST


    by JudasPriestly


  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    How would they run an ad for a black kid?

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Male 14 straight outta Compton. Must have a straight-outta-Compton feel. Preferably from the Compton area. Must like fried chicken. Should know "street" language. Must be street smart. A juvenile criminal record would be a distinct advantage.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    What if I'm ugly....BUT very striking!

    by MyScroteHasGout

    It says you have to be handsome OR striking....not both. I have a hairip and a hunchback...if that's not striking I dont know what is.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Is Mel Gibson the casting director?

    by MyScroteHasGout

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    This is probably part of the viral

    by Ye Not Guilty


  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    "Urban teenager"

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...would probably be the phrase used to seek out a young black actor. Phrases like "with street smarts" might also be used.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    So these kids have to pretend to like ABRAMS terrible jokes?

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    "Have a seat. Have a seat right over there."

    by ConfusedPanda

    The monster/alien/creature will be stopped by Chris Hansen. Always going after young girls in the movies...they will learn in the most awkward way possible.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Actually...the term is hebephilia...Not Pedophilia

    by conspiracy

    Pedos ONLY like a lawn with No grass and a non-functional gash; Hebes just like hot young, yet fully functional, pussy. Most normal guys are attracted to teen gash. Hell, in Europe...they pound the gash at about 14 most worries.</p><p>The More ya know.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    calling Chloe Morentz

    by Phategod2

    All other little girls need not apply.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    If there's grass on the field.....

    by Rectal Blowout

    PLAY BALL!!!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 1 a.m. CST

    13y old leads? No thanks.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    And what the hell is a "midwestern feel"?!?

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:59 a.m. CST

    LOL @Phategod2...this is the most disturbing thread ever.

    by Mike_D

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 6 a.m. CST

    Fucking hell...

    by spud_mcspud_returns

    ...The bottom has just been reached.<P> That said, it's disturbing how attractive Taylor Momsen is in that white trash rock slut phase...

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST


    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    love your thoughts as always, and hope we get another story in the not too distant future, the Bay and Megan Fox ones, the lucas, spielberg and ford ones were brilliant

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Makes me think about how effed up Hollywood is...

    by the new transported man

    Sex sells, & so do movies, so of course your stars are going to be beautiful. But there's this omnipresent, illogical obsession with maintaining or reclaiming youth, i.e. the beauty industry, desperately keeping everybody young. When that just won't do, we just push sex appeal further down the age scale, sexualizing minors. It's widespread in fashion, acting, & music, an interplay of media that impacts the most impressionable media audience, namely dumb kids & their dumb parents, & thus perpetuates the perceptions, however hidden, that sex sells, & that it's never too early or too late to start selling.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    This sounds like a kiddie porn, seriously.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Where Are ALl the Scott Pilgrim Articles?

    by Aquatarkusman

    Come on, people, we can totally revive this dead dog on the side of the road.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST


    by Aquatarkusman

    Are Roman Polanski and Joel Schumacher co-directing this?

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    "I'm sicka these motherfuckin' Scoot Pilgrims on this motherfuckin' plane!"<br><br>*crickets*

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    JJ's Super 8 is A Serbian Film 2

    by UGG

    8 one year olds or 1 Eight Year old..

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST


    by Sonny_Williams

    If you go from that statement to "Must be a pedo," sorry, that's your own perverted side shining through. Don't point fingers, look inside your own head!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Have You Ever Been Stunned By A 13 Yr Olds Beauty?

    by LaserPants

    If so? PEDO.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    5'11" handsome 13 year olds

    by BilltheCat

    Sounds like the are casting creeping alien children in a Witch Mountain homage

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    oh boy

    by ufoclub1977

    This is a true talkback-lashing!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST


    by Frecklesgirl

    5ft6-5ft11??? WTF>?? The avereage american WOMAN is 5ft4

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    And would your child be okay with being crucified?

    by cookylamoo

    I think Bruno should cast this film.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    FREEZE THE CLIP @ 1:23

    by Ghostnyc

    Looks like a kids face. So USAF has a giant kid trapped in the train? WTF

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Chloe Moretz has my vote!

    by rhine1784

    She's good in everything she performs in! I'm betting her schedule is full though!

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    If this is a version of "Night Skies"...

    by darthvedder81

    ...that would be awesome. I know Spielberg already sort of did the concept (albeit in fragments) with E.T./Poltergeist/Gremlins but it's still a strong enough story to stand on it's own. Just reading the wiki account of the "Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter" the story was based on creeps me out.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Pedo casting call

    by DioxholsterReturns

    JJ the pedo

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Chloe Morentz

    by RainesMaker

    +1 shes not "striking" though might as well put "seeking hot 13 year old jail bait"

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    wait there was child porn on this site????

    by DioxholsterReturns

    holy fuck, why do i keep coming here. my parents in the 80s took pics of me naked as a 1 year old and since these old cams needed some image place to get prints, i get the fucked up feeling that some dude is jerking of to me somewhere right now!