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J.J. Abrams’ Bid To Transform 2010 West Virginia Into 1979 Ohio!! Do New Photos Offer Any Clues About SUPER 8??

J.J. Abrams is writing and directing a movie titled “Super 8,” somehow tied to a chunk of Nevada’s mysterious Area 51 getting relocated to Ohio in 1979. The project, overseen by Steven Spielberg and starring 12-year-old Elle Fanning and 45-year-old Kyle Chander, has been shrouded in mystery. But perhaps this report from West Virginia offers an additional clue or two:
A buddy of mine snagged some pictures from the area where Super 8 begins shooting this the Marland Heights area of Weirton, WV. Attached are photo's of: The "Lillian Heights Pharmancy" ; "Lillian Heights Post Office" ; Interior shots of the Lillian Heights 7-11 & Post Office (once a Marland Heights Market & Ice Cream Shop) ; Lillian Middle School (once an old Marland Heights Primary School) and some shots of the 70's era buses behind the building ; Arcade from downtown Lillian, OH (actually shot in the older section of Main Street, Weirton, WV) ; Used Car Sales lot in the same vicinity. The last photo is the older area of Weirton, where the Arcade, Used Car Lot and most of the city shots will be taking place downtown. Filming begins this week in the Marland Heights and there will be night shots around the school area. The casting calls are being sent out between Sept 20th and the end of October so we're hoping that sometime in the next couple weeks we hear something and be a part of Hollywood! Enjoy the photo's, we'll see if we can get some shots of cast or crew in the coming weeks! If ya use this, I'm Cookie and my buddy's name is 3Huck, thanks AICN!
Sleepy little place, no? Is this going to be the 21st century “Gremlins”? From a different source:
Hi there, I used to live in West Virginia and got the casting notices all the time from the Film office (still do even though I live in Los Angeles now) And this popped up in my inbox the other day. Might be useful info to have about the Paramount filming going on in Weirton. If you can use this, call me 10 Minutes of Silence. J. Please see notice below. Please direct all inquiries to the email address provided in the instructions below. Thanks! Major Motion Picture from Paramount - Call for Stand-Ins / Photo Doubles. Paid positions. Must be available for 12 hour(**) days and or nights Monday through Friday. Filming takes place in and around Weirton, WV mid-September through mid-October 2010. Minors must be WV residents. Please submit headshot/resume AND current snapshots (with NO eye makeup) – full body, profile and head and shoulders to In the body of the email, include your full name, D.O.B,, conflicts, phone numbers and email. No experience necessary. A great way to get on-set movie experience! Positions start September 20. (**Reduced hours for minors, per labor law restrictions.) Stand-ins/ Photo Double Positions available: FEMALES: 18-25 years old 5’3 - 5’7 Blonde hair Blue eyes MALES: 18-25 years old 4’8 - 6’0
“Super 8” is due next year.
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  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST


    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I mean FOIST!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:48 a.m. CST

    The Coolest news I have ever seen

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    My mind is blowing from the potential of those blimmin amazing shots that finally reveal the huuuuge scope that JJ is going for. <p> My Vote? <p> Mission accomplished JJ, and kudos to AICN for yet another world exclusive. Take a bow Harry....

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Herc's vow: to not cover SMALLVILLE's final season.

    by Mike_D

    btw super 8 sounds interesting.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Is this going to be the 21st century “Gremlins”?

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Obviously the answer is yes. JJ is up there with the greatest directors of all time. Forget Peckinpah, Lean, Kurosowa and Kubrick. <p> Thanks to AICN I know that the best filmmakers ever to exist on this planet are Rodriguez, JJ, Eli Roth and whoever has just phoned Harry.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Aint This No News At All

    by AsimovLives

    How many times a week can AICN post Jar Jar Abrams related "news"? How can AICN not be accused for being on Jar Jar Abrams's payrole?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5:07 a.m. CST


    by iwontwin

    Mothman Prophecies forever!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5:30 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives, about the same amount of times...

    by DrRumpledink

    you fucking reply to it all with your jar jar bullshit. Pot. Kettle. Fool.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Not at all and you know it. Cheap tactics only look bad on you. And if you have a problkem with the Jar Jar thing, next time chose a better director to admire.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Well, right off the bat....

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...that convenience store is obviously from the mid-80's or so and the traffic lights on the long horizontal poles are also off, they should be strung on cables. But, no one's really going to notice, anyway.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5:55 a.m. CST

    A contemporanean town made to look period! Fantastic!!

    by AsimovLives

    I was never done before in the whole history of cinema!! Jar Jar Abrams always come up with the most inovative things imaginable!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Just because someone calls you out Asimov

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    does not automatically make them an Abrams fan. Maybe they just find your shtick as obnoxious as you find JJ's.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Quick Question?

    by Stinkle_Your_Dinkle

    What's with all the hate for JJ Abrams and this unreleased film?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    I'd imagine they wouldn't have to do much

    by SithMenace

    since WV is about 30 years behind everyone else.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Is Spielberg gonna be there?

    by SithMenace

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:17 a.m. CST

    That would be weird to have a movie filmed on your block.

    by CreasyBear

    "You lived in the Poltergeist house?!" "Yeah, but they only took over for a few days for the outside shots. Sucks that they had to compact it into an infinitely small point of glowing light, though."

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:17 a.m. CST


    by THAT__SAID

    Am I to take it you're not a fan of JJ Abrams's Star Trek movie?? <p> Please tell us all why you feel this way.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST

    You got it TheUmpireStrokesBach!

    by DrRumpledink

    I've liked some of JJ's stuff. Other things not so much. In fact, the obnoxious Asimov promotes JJ more than any movie site or magazine I've ever seen! ha <p>And for the record, Asimov, some of us like seeing set design for up coming movies, no matter how dull you think it is. Fuck off if it's not your thing. It's as simple as that. Stop being such a fucking child about it all.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST

    "You lived in the E.T. house?!"

    by CreasyBear

    "Yeah. It's actually just two blocks up from the Poltergeist house."

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    I live near this town.

    by Robusto

    Funny how some think there is a lot of set design in these shots. There isn't. Thats how the place looks. Weirton saw its last heydey in the early 80's.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    CreasyBear, it's really weird

    by DrRumpledink

    I'm down the road from where they shot a lot of Shaun of the Dead. Much fun was had watching them film for a day.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:25 a.m. CST


    by MorganLeafy

    I see AsimovLives is using his razor-sharp sarcasm again. But now Nolan&Abrams are working together! How about them apples!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    DrRumpledick: That would be fun, unless you found

    by CreasyBear

    out Michael Bay was directing the movie on your street. Then you're checking that your insurance is in order. Turn the lawn sprinklers on and get the fire extinguishers handy.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST

    and hide the dogs, Creasy!

    by DrRumpledink

    what the fuck was with the animal porn in Transformers 2!?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Ha ha, yeah having Michael Bay direct on your street

    by CreasyBear

    would actually be pretty legitimately scary. Though from what I hear, he is very, very careful not to let anything go awry on his set. He runs such a tight ship.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Hahahahahaha, you called JJ Abrams "Jar Jar Abrams"

    by Colonel_Blimp

    Like that alien bunny in Star Wars, right!? The one who was really annoying and useless? So that means Abrams is annoying and useless, too, right? I get it! Like all good satire, it's both true AND funny as hell! And like any joke, it gets even truer and funnier as heller the more you repeat it!<p>"Jar Jar Abrams." HA! Are there no limits to the brilliance of your acute and sharp satirical observations?!<P>"Jar Jar Abrams". Hoho. You, sir, should be in comedy. Who am I kidding, you already are, right? You're probably Jay Leno or Bill Maher or someone equally brilliant and edgy. <P>Kudos! By making fun of his name you have proven once and for all, incontrovertibly, that JJ Abrams is incompetent.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST

    "You live in the Karate Kid apartment complex!?

    by CreasyBear

    Well . . . I'm sure things will pick up for you, eventually. Chin up. Recession's a bitch."

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    is Ohio as hilly as WV though?


    they should have shot this in Douglas,Ga where i once lived. that place had it's heyday in 1978 and has been stuck 30 years behind the world too. the main street is unchanged and most stores (empty or open) still use their retro signage. i go back and take pics for that reason all the time.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    no rollerblades?

    by jameskpolk

    Will the "no rollerblades" sign be in the movie? If I remember correctly, those things were a nineties trend, not from the seventies.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST

    also, that said,


    JJ and crew probably could have rented the entire town of Douglas Ga for a six pack of Pabst and a bag of Red Man chewing tobacco given to City Hall.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST


    by jameskpolk

    No Dasani water machines in '79. Paying for "premium" water hadn't been thought up yet. And is that Pepsi machine from the period? Thee could kill believability in my opinion...

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST

    I still don't get why

    by DanyaRomulus

    The government would move anything top secret from Area 51, located in one of the remotest sections of the country, to Ohio, which is fairly dense.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Is it gonna be filmed in Super 8?

    by ScreamingPenis

    Because that way Abrams can skimp on special effects cost, just like he did in that insufferable crapfest Cloverfield.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST

    the non-period signs, machines etc


    yeah i hope they are going to take those away, i imagine they will though it's odd they would go ahead and paint that signage and not have taken away the modern vending machines by now. the rollerblading sign is inside, probably recently taken off of the wall, and not yet put away. ditch the ice cream sign already. and i swear to god, if 8 kids get super powers in this, i'll puke.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST


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

    Kind of a 2000's giveaway. Unless his aliens melt like the fucking Wicked Witch when THEY get doused, too.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST


    by eec55


  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Asimov, seriously, stop it.

    by rogueleader66

    Where in this article does it praise Abrams as some kind of genius? All it does is give some location photos, like AICN does with other films as well. You are really taking this Abrams hate crusade a bit too far dude.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST

    I want this to be a huge success

    by BrandonGK

    both critically and commercially, just because I know it'll drive Asimov crazy.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Why argue with Asimov?


    I mean, the guy doesn't even like pizza. Pizza for Christs sake! The greatest food that man has yet invented. What up with that Pedro?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    As an Ohio Resident...

    by BeyondStatic

    ... I have to say, they pictures look great! I can name at least 3 towns locally in Ohio that are indistinguishable from the photos. But, c'mon, JJ. Come to Ohio! I'd be happy to work for you!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8 a.m. CST


    by rogueleader66

    In Asimov's defense, I believe once he mentioned that he is allergic to cheese or dairy, cannot remember which. So why would he like something that makes him sick? Come on now.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives = The Troll of AICN

    by Dharma4

    Are you raging with jealous, AsimovLives? That JJ Abrams has created more shows, directed more movies than you ever will in your pathetic troll life? Go ahead and comment something defending yourself about how Cloverfield sucked, or something else pathetic. I'm sure it'll make you sleep at night.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Don't know why..

    by BookhouseBoy

    ..but I have a feeling this could be very good. Im loving the fact its set in the 70s.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Asimov Lives in A Tiny Wrinkled Penis

    by Crow3711

    Not even the whole thing. Just an individual wrinkle on a tiny shriveled dick. pathetic.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Too bad Ohio offers little in tax breaks

    by Samuel Fulmer

    for films. There are plenty of areas that still look like they haven't been updated since 1979!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    I'm Not a Fan of Asimov's Repetitive Posting

    by Aquatarkusman

    But really, hitching our geek wagon to this white dwarf of a directing star (who's more about slapping his name on every TV pilot imaginable and cannibalizing the directing tricks of a mid-80s Duran Duran video) doesn't seem the prudent move.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Prequel to 'Cloverfield'?

    by Heretic3k


  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    I dont think many of us actually hitch our geek wagon to Abrams

    by rogueleader66

    I Enjoyed MI III but didn't droll all over it, and I enjoyed Trek as well, but never saw one minute of Lost, Felicity, have no real interest in Undercovers. Sure Abrams has some fans, but he is not universally praised, at least not by a lot of the people I know on this site. Maybe AICN itself loves Abrams, but everyone on here? No way.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    That May Have Been the Royal "Our"

    by Aquatarkusman

    As in "this site's."

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    It doesn't make him sick rogue


    Here's his exact quote (in that fucked up broken English we've all grown so tired of deciphering) on the subject when RPLocke called him lactose intolerant: "No i'm not, i just don't like cheese... like millions others."<p>So I believe I'll continue poking fun at him for his lack of anything resembling good taste (as well as his refusal to learn the difference between 'this' and 'these' after posting ad nauseum for something like a year now). Sorry if it offends you.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    this movie will suck.. stop the hype.

    by HaterofCrap

    it probably barely has a script.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Elle Fanning impressed the hell out of me in PHOEBE...

    by FlickaPoo


  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    I'm Not Even Sure I Care....

    by Pawprint

    This just seems like an attempt to drum up the same kind of interest and level of hype as was seen for 'Cloverfield'.<p> I watched 'Cloverfield' for the first time earlier this year and, shorn of all hype, it's a pretty shit film in my opinion - I'd rather watch 'Godzilla', given the choice.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST


    by rogueleader66

    Doesn't offend me at all dude, I just thought he was allergic or something. Hell I cant remember what happened to me yesterday so I am not surprised I cant remember something from months ago!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    *ad nauseam


    Was thinking about pizza I guess..yum yum gimme some.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    A fan of Abrams?


    "No i'm not really, i just think STAR TREK was entertaining... like millions others."

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    I saw Cloverfield

    by BlaGyver

    when I was 16 in a packed theatre of people who loved it. I was so into it at the time that when I left the theatre I was physically sore because my muscles had been so tense throughout the movie. That kinda shit you don't forget.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Danya Romulous

    by holidill

    As a fan of Area 51 and UFOolgy Wright Patterson Airforce Base in Ohio is said to have some overflow from Roswell as well as other Ufo crash sites.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I kind of like how this turned into a bash "AsimovLives" thread

    by DiscoGodfather

    Normally I ignore the personal attacks, but if the dude should have just shut up and let it go a year ago instead of reminding us every time a headline pops up that the letter J appears twice in. I mean, seriously, if the headline was "JJ Abrams' Grandmother Dies Slow Death From Painful, Untreatable Cancer", right after some douchebag posting "FIRST!" would be AsimovLives saying "Serves Jar Jar right for screwing up Star Trek!" Asimov, as one-schtick AICN trolls go, you're a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but maybe it's time to LET IT GO.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    There is a TB who prefers GINO over CLOVERFIELD

    by ricarleite2

    Let me just... process that thought for a moment. Godzilla 1998. Over Cloverfield. Just amazing, the GENIUS of that. Because stating as such requires an absolute control of mind over emotion. It's like killing your own mother.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST


    by alienindisguise

    That's really sad that you're growing up on mtv bullshit and being told what to like and what to go see. Cloverfield was trash, plain and simple. Think for yourself...if you can.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Sorry Asimov- I just think you're a douchebag. I'm UltraTron.

    by UltraTron

    I have spoken.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Abrams in perspective...

    by SK229

    Anyone who has hitched their geek hopes to Abrams, if there is such a person, must be mightily disappointed. Nothing he's done is very original, not even Fringe, which I think the concept is a stretch (you can tell they TRIED to be original) and it's really only saved by some of the acting. I still am not sure I understand the level of respect, power, and budget that he's able to command in Hollywood. I guess it's a scared town looking for someone to follow and hand the reigns to, so anyone who's part of a few projects that are even mildly successful (and truth be told, he's had more than a few) can rule the town. But my main problem with Abrams is I never get a true sense of his style, or that he really has any balls or TRUE vision whatsoever, like I get from Neill Blomkamp, Christopher Nolan, and even Duncan Jones. To me, he represents a level above generic in genre. But not much higher than that. I feel like he represents middle-of-the-road, highly passable mediocrity. His main function seems to be getting as many projects off the ground as possible, most of which do not come from anything truly original... an example would be, I'm not a huge fan of The Sopranos, but after reading a few interviews, I did get the feeling that it's very much David Chase's show and vision. I NEVER get that feeling with stuff Abrams shepherds, and his directing efforts are, again, competent yet highly generic. Anyway... I saw him in Dinner For Five or whatever Favreau's show was called on IFC, and it felt like he was someone who very much looked up to Spielberg, Lucas, etc., modeled himself after them without ever really having his own voice, is capable of brainstorming new ideas very well, and that he kissed a lot of ass and continues to do so. The impression I got from someone like Blomkamp, a genre director at the start of his career, is someone who is very much his own person with his own vision... he gives you his influences in interviews, but that's as far as it goes... besides that, you mostly hear strong opinions on just about everything. Anyway, I'm done analyzing Abrams... 8mm is more hero-worshipping 're-imagining' from him, and while I'll probably be there opening weekend cause I'm a sucker for aliens OR gremlins, I just expect a fun, easily digestible time at the movies, nothing more, nothing less... cause it's Jar Jar.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    This better be fucking awesome

    by GLG_20

    I fell hook, line and sinker for the pre-release hype of Cloverfield and as a result vowed I would NEVER do it again...

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by Pawprint

    If you enjoyed 'Cloverfield', then good on you; but at least 'Godzilla' had the decency to be far-fetched and average without the 'real found footage' pretense.<p> 'Cloverfield' was just some hateful neo-yuppies acting totally unrealistically and running from blatant set piece to blatant set piece. I mean, considering they were supposed to be heading away from the crowds which you'd think the monster would be attracted to, it did seem as though the monster was following this tiny group around NY...

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives is going to have a field day when he returns


    And you just know he's going to reply to each and every post.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Cloverfield was superb

    by HanSelo

    Tense and thrilling, a great ride that leaves you wanting more. Obviously a huge suspention of disbelief is required for the 'real life effect', but if you allow yourself to buy into the premise it is a great movie. As for the monster seemingly following the small group around NY, given that the monster was huge and rampaging all over the city it seems obvious to me that the group would keep running into it. Roll on Skyline.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Weird, Wonderful, West Virginia...

    by The Dreaded Rear Admiral

    Why not relocate Area 51 to Ohio, right next door to WV. Sounds like a great idea. There's enough oddity in WV. Coming to mind right off the bat is: Mothman, Flatwoods Monster (aka Braxton County Monster), Silent Hill, and getting eaten by mutant cannibals in Worng Turn. Don't forget JESCO! Oh, those school buses look fairly mid-90's at least. I did go to school in WV in the 70's and remember practically ALL the buses in my area were Internationals.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Asi needs no defending, but he eats talkbackers...

    by FlickaPoo most of you guys for breakfast...and the next morning he shits out little brown J.J. Abrams collectible statuettes and uses them for BB gun practice while sipping a fine Madeira.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    If by "eats talkbackers for breakfast"


    You mean keeps saying the same thing over and over and over again until everyone else gets bored and moves on with their lives then yes, yes he does.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    ..."You mean keeps saying the same thing over and over...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and over again until everyone else gets bored and moves on". <P>If that were the case, this thread would be three posts long. Asi isn't even here and he's ruling this talkback.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    WHO FUCKING CARES????????????????

    by torontoxic

    This isn't news it's a marketing ploy. <P> ffs somebody spam this shit

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Re: Pawprint

    by ricarleite2

    I agree with Cloverfield's flaws. But if I give Cloverfield a 6.5 out of 10, I give Gino a 2. That's how simple it is. What you're saying is basically something like "I prefer 2012 over Fail Safe because, even though both are about the end of the world, 2012 doesn't take it too seriously on a farfetched scenario."

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Those Pepsi Machines are NOT Circa 79'

    by MST3KPIMP

    therefore this movie will suck.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    You have to admit, he does go on about Star Trek alot.


    Most people get caught up in a massive argument with him trying to defend it but personally, lifes far too short to care that much about a movie you don't even like.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST'll get no argument there, KEVIN...

    by FlickaPoo won't catch me arguing TREK with Asi. I'd rather talk Portuguese wine and Terry Gilliam.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Apparently he's partial to a nice Quinta do Crasto


    But he can be a mean drunk.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    JJ Abraham's schtick

    by onezeroone

    I think I get it. He's like a kid who tells everyone he comes across that he has a secret he can't tell anything about. Every project of his is built around the hype around secrecy of his projects and makes sure that everyone comes to know of the fact that he is working on something secret. I'd like to see, for once, a project by him that truly surprises everyone, one where he is actually able to maintain the secret till it hits the screen.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives: Well, at least he's consistent

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Obsessive-compulsive, irritating in large doses, but consistent.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    If you're shooting in WV, why not just shoot in OH?

    by kevred

    It's not like they went to Canada or Australia to do it cheaper. WV seems just as out of the way as OH, so why not shoot in OH?<p>Maybe it's splitting hairs, but why not give a little to the economy of the place you're supposedly setting your story in?<p>Or, conversely, why not set the story in WV?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    My Home Town

    by Buckrogersbarker

    I grew up there. It is freaky to see these pictures. There is only one road in or out of Marlan Heights. It is surrounded by a Steel Mill off of the hill on one side and the Ohio River on the other side. You could throw a rock and hit Steubenville, Ohio from there. Home of Dean Martin and Traci Lords.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    But like a secret

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    After it's been built up so much it's never as interesting as it seemed it would be. Or like when a friend almost says something but holds back, then you pester them to tell you, and they're all like "it was was stupid" and you're all like "come onnn tell mee" and they're all "if I say it now it'll seem really dumb" but you insist and they finally spit it out and you inevitably say "yeah that was kinda lame". Sorta like that onezeroone?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    And that's on my busy days. Imagine what i can do on my lazy days.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    jaded asses

    by blackhole4140

    I know part of the fun of AICN is to come here and bitch and argue. However, try to remember what it was like(pre-internet or when you were a kid) to get excited about movies or the fun of anticipating movie concepts. I know set pics are pretty pedestrian, but it can get the imagination rolling a little if you let it. The hype machine is just part of the ride to enjoy.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    As if i would give a shit about what you have to say.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Doesn't it? I wonder.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    so they brought in electricity and indoor plumbing?

    by durhay

    easy joke. sorry.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    They had me at "Kyle Chandler"

    by Rev. Slappy

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    You don't get the point, do you? AICN will find any excuse to promote Jar Jar Abrams, even if it's about no-news stuff. They have been doing that just quite often with SUPER 8. A movie whihc, we have learned recently, only now has the leads cast. Tell me how many other movies you lean of so much pre-production stuff? How many other movies get so much news about? Not that many, right? but Jar Jar Abrams fart and AICN runs like wild to know how it smells and make a report and a whole post about it. Not suspicious at all, right? Right! And to make things wors,t this devotion goes to one of the worst, most miserably untalented hacks working today. Way to go, AICN!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    It's the other Nolan. And anything that will be about that show most certainly it will be because of the Nolan, not Abrams. Though Abrams and his team will make everything in their power to make Abrams to be the "genious" who is the sole responsible for the whole show, like he did for LOST.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I call him Jar Jar Abrams because i have no respect whatsoever for that miserable untalented hack. I don't use names to make a case for why he's untalented. I have writen dozens of thousands of words already about why he and his movies are worthless. And you know that quite well. So, please, stop the smart-arsery, will you? I call him Jar Jar Abrams out of the despise i feel for him. Capisce?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Loving The Jar Jar (Abrams)

    by AsimovLives

    AICN style.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Anyone heard from CHOPPAH?

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Hey Asi! I do like FRINGE, I must say.<BR><BR>I know some of you guys don't like him, but I consider The Choppah a good (albeit bugnuts) friend. <BR><BR>And TB seems so empty without him.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Back before the internet, whenever an hack we disliekd made a movie, we only knew when they were released, unless you happen to have a subscrition to a movie magazine which was well informed about backstage news. Today with the internet, we are now more prepared with the inevitable bad movie that will come out.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Le Vicious Fishus

    by AsimovLives

    I watched a few episodes of that FRINGE show, and i have to say, it proves quite well it's the brain child of "genious" hacks Orci and Kurtzman. The series is quite dumb (though it thinks itself smart) but flashy. I do like a lot Anna Torv, but she is not enough to make me watch that retard piece of shit. She deserves better. Hell, they even have the fucking title wrong. The show is not about fringe science, it's about PSEUDO-SCIENCE. Of course, nobody expects that brain trust Orci and Kurtzman can undestand the difference.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Yes, you bring up some interesting points AsimovLives


    But I'd really like to get your take on JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot. What do you think its merits are and would you say that it did a good job of connecting with exsisting fans while also introducing new comers to the franchise?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I moved to WV in 89 and Ohio in 93

    by Nice Marmot

    They are one and the same, give or take a few hills here, a few cornfields there.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    It actually gets better as it goes along. I almost gave up because of the stupidity you mentioned. John Noble made me continue watching (his mad-scientist is hypnotic). <BR><BR>But by Season 2, it's really occasionally great. Try to find and watch "White Tulip" guest starring Peter Weller. One of the better, smarter time-travel tales told on TV. Great performances too. <BR><BR>I know you hate Abrams (and there are things to hate), but give FRINGE another go.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    I'm surprised . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . their aren't more UFO nerds chiming in. Lot of people say the shit from Area 51 was moved to the Air Force base in Dayton. I'll be shocked if thats not where the train's heading in the film.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Amen, Le Vicious Fishus . . .

    by Nice Marmot

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    1979 would actually be progress for WV.

    by Jobacca

    Seriously...theres parts of that state that are completely untouched by the hand of time. Remember JJ...if you hear Banjo's,paddle(or run or drive) faster!!!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Namecalling weakens your case

    by Colonel_Blimp

    And makes you come across as rambling and irrational. <P>Capisce?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by Pawprint

    The way I actually look at it is "Did GINO make me want to fall asleep; no. Did Cloverfield; yes."<p> Though I will say I was jetlagged - I had only flown to NZ from UK a few days before, and been out on a stag night the previous evening. That doesn't excuse the fact that I hated every single character in the film though, and didn't give a shit if they lived or died, and felt absolutely no sense of excitement while watching the film at all.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST


    by res8323

    I don't know any 18-year-olds who are that short unless they're certified midgets. And if there's a midget in this movie, my interest just skyrocketed.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I kinda have to agree with Colonel Blimp on this

    by rogueleader66

    Asimov, we know nothing we say will change how you are, but consider this, and this is coming from someone who does not bash you and has respect for you.<P>Name calling is just plain silly, bordering on immature, and you are above such things. If you have true confidence in your beliefs (and we all know you do) then name calling just makes you seem childish. It's like the kid in the school yard who runs around calling a kid stupid head or whatever over and calling in your case is far from necessary because we all know how you feel about Abrams, and calling him Jar Jar is not driving the point home any more than if you just called him Abrams. All I am saying is that it doesn't add anything to your arguments on him. If anything it takes away from it. I know you won't agree with me, but I am telling you how I see it, that's all.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Yeah so

    by UltraTron

    Cloverfield: Stupid,meaningless title. Pretense that it's a love story? Tell that to the chick they shotgun to death because of the predominate sci-fi plot taking place in the film involving monsters taking over the city/world to such extremes that there is no longer central park in new york. A monster never explained. So basically you can redeem the whole thing with a ps3 3D move enabled D-Box game involving the   army VS these things. Show us what happens that destroyed central park forever to where it's now formally know as that. That sounds like world monster take-over shit to me. Have it play from several perspectives including the monster where you have to walk/crawl with 2 move controllers and pickup people etc. I still wouldn't fucking buy it though. Ps3 is hacked now so I would never pay for Jar Jar Abram's shit. ...I said I would never pay that stupid hack Jar Jar Abrams any money.... Holy shit that feels great! I totally forgive ya Asimov. Something about calling him Jar Jar activates endorphin centers in my brain too. You guys should try it! Oh no wait a minute I forgot. I was just smoking pot at the same time I was typing this.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Persons that make 40 year old cliched WV Banjo jokes.

    by Robusto

    If old, are the same people who make the "I'd tell you but I'd have to kill you" har har's at offices all over the country. If they're young they often watch anime and cry foul the misunderstanding of the asian cultures by westerners from their bedrooms in Pittsburgh.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I earned the right to namecalling him, because i payed to watch the fucking movie he made. I'm a payed consumer, and i got served shit. Fucker will have it until i get tired, and i'm not getting tired anytime soon. Capisce?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I have to leave that to another time, because i'm not in the mood right now to repeat what i have already said LAST WEEK. Sorry.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    i like the part where

    by Wyndam Earle

    Asimov goes to away from the talkback to shoot what must be the cheapest tequilla he could find, THEN blasts back onto the boards with sloppy writing and grammar; totally nullifying any impact his points might have had. Performance art at it's best! Garbblegarbble JarJar sux blaharrg voooommitonhim mmmffgh..classic

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Le Vicious Fishus

    by AsimovLives

    No doubt that John Noble does great things in the series. The man is extremely watchable, adn he steals the damn show. I'd say, the show is quite very well cast. No worries about the actors. But i have sene episodes from both first and second season, and boy, there's not a single one i see where a major retard stupidity pops up. It's useless to watch anymore of it, there's always something every stard and stupidn coming out. Really, that show is the result of idiots trying to sound smart. I don't hate Abrams, i despise him. And same thing with his two assclowns Orci and Kurtzman. Those clowns' names in the show makes me have as much desire to watch any more of it as i have to contract AIDS. I'm much better off it. And if i ever feel the need to watch good TV, i pop my DVD of ROME, thank you very much, i don't need any crap made by Orci, Kurtman and El Jar Jar.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Wyndam Earle

    by AsimovLives

    I'd love to see you write in portuguese, english professor.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    and Wyndam Earle...

    by AsimovLives

    ... this portuguese never mistakes "they're" with "their", unlike EVERY AMERICAN i ever seen in here. So there.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    God you're a cunt Asimov.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    I can't even be arsed to have the conversation with you again.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Lillian ummmm Eddie Murphy's Mom

    by TheJudger

    I seem to remember somehting about eating tonka trucks and a purple suit and candyland or something.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    You guys remember when Spielberg used to associate with good dir

    by AsimovLives

    Remember when Spielberg produced movies for the likes of Joe Dante, young Robert Zemeckis, Barry Levinson, Richard Donner, you know, really good directors? Nowdays, Spielberg only associates himself with the worst hacks in Hollywood, Mickey Bay and Jar Jar Abrams! I mean, what he hell? What went wrong? Money is all it matters for him now? Talent no longer a factor? The Island, two Transformers and one Crystal Skullfuck and now Jar Jar Abrams. I'm not recognizing Spielberg anymore. Was he replaced by a pod or something?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    And who told you i ever had any interest in having a conversation with you?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    < 3 < 3 < 3 < 3 < 3 <3 <2

    by Colonel_Blimp

    Sure, noone's denying you your right, Asimov.<P>I'm just saying you should be aware how you come across by doing that. You know, resembling a petulant child, making your entire line of argument basically moot, etc. That sort of stuff. <P>But I'm sure that was intentional. <P>You are, btw, hilarious. <p>Hugsnkisses.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Cloaked aliens?

    by wolvesbear

    If you look carefully at the 2nd pic, The united states post office In the stonework on the wall by the door you can see an alien, holding some kind of weapon?? look carefully???????

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    "Value Rated" building picture...

    by STLost

    hopefully they don't film the sidewalk. Handicap accessible sidewalks like that didn't exist in 1979.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    where do they get all the 1979 supermarket products from?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    all that stuff where do you get it?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    WV resident

    by wonderboy2402

    This is being shot pretty close to where I live. =x

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    oh lookie AsimovLives is here, good


    for me to poop on

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    if you say you despise jj abrams, why do you continue to come on here. at least explain why you do despise him so much. did fire you or something. did he put a gun in your face. did he take away your girlfirend in high school. your not doing a very good job of turning people around to your argument. if you are trying to get people to hate jj abrams.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    winona ryder pussy juice

    by DioxholsterReturns

    werent you megan fox pussy juice?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    i will tell you what happened to the berg.

    by emeraldboy

    munich. it has a great opening and has a great cast and there are some outstanding moments in the film. but it is obvious that this was the berg's last ever film as a film maker. I was bored to tears by the terminal. i found that movie to be utterly empty and vaccous. I am part of that generation who was wowed by star wars and ET and indiana jones. there were moments of brilliance in Saving private and one scene that was the most gripping thing speilberg has put on film. I cannot wait to see what the berg does with tin tin. or what peter jackson does with tin tin either. but yeah the end of the 20th century was not a great period for the berg.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    FRINGE haterz

    by Sonny_Williams

    Suck an 18-wheeler full of dicks. FACT!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Hey Zombot!

    by KingKongsHairyCock

    Hey dude I live in Douglas and its obvious you haven't been around for a while. It would at least take a few kegs and about a kilo of Blow. We have moved Ok maybe a few hookers thrown in for good measure.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    ice cream FTW!

    by DioxholsterReturns

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    They use a Gmail address?

    by Flipao

    Way to look professional and trustworthy, next thing they'll tell you to fax them a check to Nigeria.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    I dont want to derail this talkback but

    by DioxholsterReturns


  • Sept. 20, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I get a Silent Hill vibe from that town

    by RPLocke

    I wish JJ could do a Silent Hill 2. It would be great.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    DERAIL!!!!!!!!! i used that word for a reason people!

    by DioxholsterReturns

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    silent hill 1 was pretty good

    by DioxholsterReturns

    one of the best horrors better than cloverfuck

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Heres my idea for a Stargate 3D movie:

    by DioxholsterReturns <P> what do you think? better than AVATAR right?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives needs to back off the adderall

    by TheSplinter

    Or ramp up the dosage, depending on how bunched up his panties are right now. What a douche. This looks interesting and will at least warrant a rental one day.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    JJ wants us to rub his cock this time

    by DioxholsterReturns

    no way JJ not again.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Asi is a Pimp!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Keep up the good work, Asi! <BR><BR>Keep the faith, brother! You know what you like and what you don't like. Don't let 'em cut ya down!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    my dick yearns for the old days

    by DioxholsterReturns

    when you can catch a random flick and it turns out to be original and good. my dick loved that.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    a world without stargate is a world not worth living

    by DioxholsterReturns

    i cant believe there was a time when stargate didnt exist. how did people live? how?!!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    JJ is an alien in disguise

    by DioxholsterReturns

    go home fucker!!!!!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    I wish Asi hated Stargate as much as Star Trek

    by THAT__SAID

    Then we'd really see some fireworks around here.

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  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Is there a synopsis of this somewhere?

    by Detective_Fingerling

    Just wondering why the Gremlins movie was referenced.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    because if you go and see this movie


    at the midnight opening, you will turn into AsimovLives and come here and bitch about the scene where the alien farts and the little girl laughs and says "e.t. farts home"

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by Stinkle_Your_Dinkle

    I'm new to this site but after reading your posts, you come across as a spurned lover of his. Did he not return your calls after fucking you up the ass?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    I have the hankerin' to play some Pin-Ball!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Kinda sad to hear it happens in 1979 and not 1982

    by TheJudger

    1979 rules out the kids seeing E.T. at the drive-inn. Before they accidentally capture a quick snip of the alien on film while making a homemade movie- and that homemade super 8 flick could have homaged "E.T." <P> Makes me kind of sad because that would make a killer play out. How killer would it be to have the kids discover the evidence of an alien on their homemade super 8 fanvideo attempt of "E.T. 2" These kids decide to lie to the parentals ala- tell them everyone's staying over whats his or her names house and off they go into the woods for the weekend to find the squashy guy- Hoping to befriend him with reese's pieces and a speak and spell. Oh but are they in for some fucked up shit. The alien is not nice and cuddly like the ham head in E.T. So the kids get fucked up and killed one by one until theres just 2 who barely escape, a brother and sister. The Gerdy girl is still trapped and injured out there in the woods. Her Brother is the one who gets out. He is found on the side of a road by a truck driver and taken to the hospital- Guess who the fuck shows up. Black suits baby! They want to know where in the woods he was so they can find his sister before it's too late. the town sends a search and rescue team into the woods, with the blacks taking to the skies. Yeah something like that but nope. 1979. No E.T. homage or bait. Kids thought aliens were good guys after E.T. came out. The logic is totally there for kids to do something dumb, to see them making a homemade ET sequel movie of their own just before they discover that theres a real alien out there, and then they band up goonie style to go get it, only to get fucking killed off as they try to escape the alien and the woods. The woods alone can fuck a person up. The girl who loved tom gordon anyone... <P> Oh well expect the smashing pumpkins song I guess at some point in the film. And we dont even careeeeeee.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by TheJudger


  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    I didn't know that 1979 Ohioans enjoyed Dasani bottled water...

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Why not just film in Ohio?

    by RPLocke

    DONT GET IT!!!

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  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Why do I bother coming here? No one discusses things.

    by RPLocke

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  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Fuck these people for not filming in Ohio.

    by rbatty024

    If the film is set in Ohio, then film it in Ohio, goddamnit.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Miley Cyrus is probably older than you are.

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    One of these days, the AICN PTB will actually have to do something about this. At this point, it's beyond ridiculous. It just KILLS every single Talkback and nothing further or interesting gets discussed.<P>Yep, it's time to TCB, baby.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST


    by DioxholsterReturns

    The show is always fresh and exciting. Im so glad its back in Sept. 28th! looking forward to this event!

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look like 1979

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Too many items that weren't even created yet appear in those pictures. You would think particular attention would be made for this.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    maybe thats the idea, maybe its 1979 mixed with 2010?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    worlds colliding?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Clue in title?

    by empty_headed_animal

    Maybe its called super 8 because its a cloverfield prequel filmed using an 8mm home movie camera filmed from a townsperson's perspective. After all, there were no home video cameras in 1979.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Super 8 is the Octopus or spider monster

    by DioxholsterReturns

    who doesnt like trains.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST


    by Mr Lucas

    really isn't a "retard piece of shit" come on. I have a degree in biochemistry and I do enjoy a chuckle at what passes for science on the show, but it's entertainment and they have the luxury of dramatic license. There are a few weak episodes, but it's a well-written and well-made show. Can't wait for the new season to start.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Super 8 is about invincible future beings surveillance

    by DioxholsterReturns

    oh boy i spoiled it. im in trouble now.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    biochemistry FTW!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    you can do your own weed right?

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Hey Robusto....

    by Jobacca

    I take it you've never been to WV. Deliverance isnt a movie there...its a how-to documentary. And the banjo joke may be old,but it works in summing up the environment quite well. You would prefer I said that WV is a desolete hell-hole full of ignorance and poverty and inbred rednecks who beat their sisters before they fuck them? 'Cause thats all true...its just not as funny as the banjo joke. Now bend over and squeal like a pig.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I lived in WV for 25 years. Nothin to film, cept the prison...

    by Tigger Tales

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    The Fringe pilot was stupid

    by RPLocke

    Some sci fi shows on TV are so afraid to answer some questions in an hour.

  • Sept. 20, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST


    by Mr Lucas

    do you mean create my own strain? I probably could, but that's botany not biochemistry. Walter Bishop is supposed to be a biochemist, but he seems to know rather a lot about physics and pretty much every other branch of science that the plot requires him to know about too.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    They want beautiful people to shoot and the whole town is empty?

    by ludmir88

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Do you smell that?


    Smells like War of the Worlds.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Some production details:

    by SoftAndPorky

    UPDATE: Is Super 8 shooting under multiple fake titles? Another report by WOWK has turned up a Paramount production with the title Wickham, described as being "about a group of teenagers who spend summers together and share the struggles of growing older." It is also noted that the press release for Wickham lists an anticipated PG-13 rating. Production is slated to begin in late September in Weirton, but is listed as going for less than a month. Athena Wickham is the name of a longtime Bad Robot Creative Executive. UPDATE #2: Further casting details (under the title Wickham appear in the Weirton Daily Times where it noted that the call is being put out for "middle school and high school aged people, police, soldier and EMT types as well as townspeople." Full details are supposed to be announced today at the town's Marland Heights 5K Classic. In this article, the plot is similarly described as being about a group of teens, but lists the inciting incident as "a train crash [that] forces the town to come together." A train crash is also the focus of the events in the Super 8 teaser trailer, which you can watch using the player below.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Some associated links:

    by SoftAndPorky I hate to say it but it has all the makings of a standard Hollywood affair. Viral sites are sooooo 2008..

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST


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  • Sept. 21, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    This TB

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Needs a foreign shoe ad. Preferably a Muslim shoe ad, so all you guys can fund bin laden by buying your jordans.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Jewsih Dicknoses

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Only $50! Visit Jj!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    next time just come to Ohio

    by Abominable Snowcone

    other films have shot 2nd unit stuff here. The economy is so bad it's not like we'd have anything to lose letting crews take up entire city blocks for a couple days. Depending where you are, they might be empty anyways. And if you want rural, we got plenty of that just south of here.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST


    by PeanutButterSlut

    I live in a large city and it's like that too.......... America = the next Mexico. Soon we will be the border crossers.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST


    by Merzmensch

    Looking forward for Slusho! Or, maybe, it will be Rocket Poppeteers?..

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    Seriously, want to see something funny? Ban AssLives and then watch as a totally new Portuguese guy shows up who -- holy coincidence, Batman! -- also happens to hate JJ Abrams and Michael Bay and posts endlessly tedious Aspergian tracts on fucking EVERYTHING. <p> When he was banned as BladeRunnerUnit he came back as "totally new Portuguese guy" MemoriesOfMurder. When he was banned under that name he came back as "totally new Portuguese guy" AsimovLives. Please, ban him and watch incredulously as he shows up as yet another "totally new Portuguese guy" and insults your intelligence by presuming to be able to convince you folks that only one Portuguese guy at a time can post on AICN. <p> By the way, nice to see the AssLives hate in this board. Keep up the good work.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Ban DocPasshole

    by AsimovLives

    for crimes against ruining the pacience for enduring stalker assholes with nothing better to do then bug the pacience of others for their own pathetic little reasons.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Before, filmmakers had to time travel...

    by AsimovLives

    ... to make a period movie. But the brillant Jar Jar Abrams, the genious Jar Jar Abrams, the man whose talent is so awesome, according to his own press and publicity, he's the first time ever who come up with the idea of just making a town look like it was in the past, instead of going to the past for real, like the other smuck filmmakers. The photos above prove once again what a fantastic original talent that Jar Jar Abrams is (according to his own press and publicity).

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The only Stargate i know is the movie. Never saw the TV shows. Not in a hurry to see them either. Besides, i would be 10 years and 3 different series too late, and damn if i'm going to waste my time trying to keep up.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    It's "Quinta do Castro".

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Ah ah ah, very funny, how droll. Too bad you come late to the party, you have lost quite a lot of fun.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by AsimovLives

    Someday, AICN PTB willr ealsie all you do in here is bitch about other talkbakcers and you do no posting of your own or talk about movies. If ever an ass deserved banning, it's pedantic sanctimonious asses like you. Even The_Choppah mannages to make some contributions, and that guy wrote the bok about trolling. You are a nobody who tries to be a somebody by thinking yourself better then others. Pathetic ass!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    No dice, Assimov.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I do post about movies, TV shows, and any other topic I have an active interest. Amongst these active interests is my fellow Talkbackers and the nature of their conversations.<P>Due to your myopic perception problem, maybe you're too blind to be aware of this. However, I have noticed that whenever I direct a post anywhere near you, you are drawn to it like a moth to a flame.<P>Quote: "You are a nobody who tries to be a somebody by thinking yourself better then others."<P>Really?!?! Have you read your posts lately?!<P>Get the fuck over yourself, egomaniac!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    "for crimes against ruining the pacience...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...for enduring stalker assholes with nothing better to do then bug the pacience of others for their own pathetic little reasons." <p> Sooo.... is the crime AGAINST ruining the "pacience" or is the crime the actual ruining of the "pacience"? <p> The only crime committed here, you Iberian fucktard, is your rape of common sense and restraint.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    AssLives drinks tequila...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...because "it's James Cameron's favorite drink." <p> How sad is that?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    EasterEgg/clue in the trailer

    by HumbertSquare

    Did anyone else catch that fleeting image just after the doors blow off in the trailer? Here's a cap of it...

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives ---- you can see SGU without knowing the past

    by DioxholsterReturns

    think of as Star Trek set in 2010. SG-1 had a lot of WTF moments and is quick paced plot-wise, the villains change pretty quickly too. Atlantis is alittle slower and not in a rush, but its more of the same with a "fantasy-setting" twist. Characters are more laid back and stuff, as the military act as a bodyguards and nothing more. SGU is totally different, its more firefly/bsg like focusing on the character's motivations and instead of showing scientists meddling with advanced tech or secrets or aliens like in the past shows, now its more that they are the ones being meddled with.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Proof AICN isn't on Abram's Payroll

    by Transhuman

    Remember when they ripped his Superman script guts out of its own asshole? It probably would have been better than Returns was, but this site destroyed it.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Stargate = Galaxy Quest

    by DioxholsterReturns

    sort of

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    What's the fascination?

    by 420 Boylston St

    I really don't get it. Abrams have done some neat tv shows but his movies have been nothing but overblown tv pilots with a big budget. He's very overrated here at AICN.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Is DocPazuzu still insulting people

    by RPLocke

    that have a GASP different opinion from his?

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    You called him "Jar Jar Abrams" again!

    by Colonel_Blimp

    <P>And again!<P>Spit take! <P>ROFL!<P>You really made your point this time!

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Everyone back off. BACK-THE-FUCK-OFF..

    by SoftAndPorky

    ..I wanna stab at this AsimovLives guy too.

  • Sept. 21, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Is RPLocke trying to be relevant?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Nah, that's impossible!<P>Yeah, as if Lockles has never been insulted by Assimov for *GASP* disagreeing with his opinions.<P>Idiot.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Why Are Aliens Naked in Movies

    by TheJudger

    Pretty much every movie with an alien and what do you know they are naked as a jay. Theres something wrong with that, as well as them not have genitals. Too bad this thread is nearly dead cause i justy realized something. Ok so the teaser shows a train flipping over. The government would step in say there was a chemical spill. They would fly some helicopters over the area that night with some chemical gas to kill and poison anything with in sight range of the flipped train. Cows dogs cats would die and some people would get sick. Area cleared, now they have an alien on the loose. Obvious from the trailer as well. As soon as they have the area cleared they go attack the surrounding woods and houses wearing hasmat suits. They regas the entire area as well as the woods nearby with sleeping gas. Our kids come into play at this point. They are half goonie half stand by me. They want to get as close to the accident as they can so they can film it. Obviously the area is blocked off. So they do the woods onto a bluff route. One of them knows of just such a spot that should get a nice a view of that area. And thats where the super 8 cam comes into play. they plan to record what they see, imagine now just how messed up they will be when they head out there only to find a bunch of government types exploring the area and dropping sleeping gas. Birds and deer and foxes and squirels all laying on the ground dead and lifeless. Gotta get it on camera. wonder whats doing this. helicopter overhead appears emitting a fog like gas as it sweeps over the forrest. Teams of hasmat suited guys sweeping the area with strange detectors. our team hides and runs hides and runs and films. Until eventually they find something they never expected to see. The alien. Where to go from there, fuck if I know they could get attacked and run for it. one of them gets out back to the town winds up in the hospital because he was bite by the creature and is very sick, he tells his parents what he saw. Tells them to trust no one to find the others kids before the other guys do. I dont knwo lots of directions you could go. The kids could just capture the alien on film run away tells others. The government does what it has to do to make this news die, but i think it would be more scary to have them attacked and only one or two of them gets out to get help, but who can they go to. This is top secret shit here. The government has to protect it's secrets at all costs. If a kid did see this if he got away and his other friends did not, if he was taken to a hospital and then word came down and got to them they would go to the hospital and kill him somehow, if the parents found out even more people to kill, a car accident maybe. Oh yeah why are the aliens always nakie. Seriosly it's hard enough to believe in an advance interstellar race when it has three fingers and no thumbs, but when it doesnt have clothing and no anotomy between those naked legs. It's just wrong man.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 5:21 a.m. CST

    So this talkback died out? Good!

    by AsimovLives

    Shouldn't even had existed in the first place.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 5:35 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu


  • Sept. 22, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST

    DocPazuzu.... nice.

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST

    It's not dead

    by Colonel_Blimp

    It's just that everyone's laughing so hard about that Jar Jar-schtick that we're unable to type.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    I am from Steubenville, Ohio

    by DangerDave

    which is right across the river from Weirton. And it is just as shithole. If there is any place on the planet that is stuck in the past and needs to be destroyed by an alien's Weirton. <P> Also, the Deer Hunter was filmed right up the road from there in Mingo Jct. Ohio. It has not changed since then either. I moved away when I was 18 and never looked back.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    You can add all of Jackson County WV (especially Ravenswood and Ripley) to that purge. The most evil, debilitating place in America.

  • Sept. 22, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST


    by DangerDave

    I drove through Ripley (via I-77) when I travel home to visit family in Northern Ohio. I currently live in Savannah, GA. I hear you. Trailer parks and auto-graveyards.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    okay late to post this but

    by Anotherjunkie2

    I live in Weirton...grew up here..moved away..and came back. It is exactly fitting of the late 70s early 80s because little to nothing in this town changes...the mill barely operates, most families live in the same homes they did in the 60s or earlier, etc. Internet is still considered other worldy technology here...wait we opened a new super walmart this year....woot! we rock lol