We chatted with J.J. Abrams about Super 8, his monster action homage to Steven Spielberg's friendly alien films like E.T. and Close Encounters. He talked about recreating 1979, the challenges of making a movie about kids, and why his alien is kind of a bastard.
What's the secret at the heart of J.J. Abrams' Super 8? The studio just released some high-res photos from the film, which look cool — but also provide some hints.