It's not anything to do with Cloverfield and it's set around the 70's/80's.
This is the trailer description for anyone like me that's not in America.
SPOILERS MAYBE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The trailer lasts about one minute and a half.
It begins with the Green MPAA screen, followed by the Paramount Pictures logo. No Bad Robot at the header.
A train rushes by the screen. We notice that it has lots of cargo.
Text comes on the screen: “In 1979, The U.S. Air Force Closed A Section of AREA 51.”
We see the railroad crossing light blinking and ringing as the camera pans up we see some sort of light moving in the background. What is it? A UFO?
More Text: “All The Materials Were To Be Transported To A Secure Facility In Ohio.”
No, it appears to be the headlights of a yellow 1970’s truck, which skids in a 180 degree motion, and suddenly pulls onto the tracks.
Point of view of the truck heading into the light.
Black screen and white text: “From Producer Steve Spielberg”
We see the truck explode as it hits the train.
Then… the cargo train is heading towards the car explosion - BAM. It is wrecked, thrown from the tracks like a wild snake. The flaming metal body flipping towards the camera. Cars flying through the air. It is INTENSE.
Another black screen and the text: “And Director JJ Abrams”
The camera really slowly moves in on the wrecked pieces of the train, most of which is now just scrap metal. At least one car remains intact.
Black screen, white test: “Next Summer”
We see some sparks.
Black screen, white text: “It Arrives”
We pull up on one of the train cars with a US Airforce logo. The wheel on the door begins to spin out of control as we pull in closer. The wall of the door begins to bend like some huge force is punching it from the inside.
Cut to one second of a close up of an 8mm camera lens.
Cut to black. White text: “Super 8″
The credits at the end were pretty bare.
Paramount Pictures Presents, An Amblin Entertainment/Bad Robot Production
PRoduced By Steve Spielberg JJ Abrams Bryan Burk
Written and Directed by JJ Abrams
And the bottom featured the Amblin Entertainment, Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures Logo.
It definitely feels like a late 1970’s Spielberg film, think Close Encounters of a Third Kind. I’m excited to see what the actual movie is about.www.slashfilm.com/2010/05/06/exclusive-jj-abrams-super-8-teaser-trailer-description-revealed/#ixzz0nAC7nXUP