The production team on J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sci-fi film Super 8 has pushed Weirton, West Virginia through space and time and transformed it into 1979 Lillian Heights, Ohio. Details on the project are being kept tight under wraps, but it’s rumored to be in the vein of 80s Amblin Entertainment movies (Steven Spielberg, who co-founded Amblin, is a producer on Super 8) and center on three siblings who discover footage of an alien the Super 8 footage that they shot. This past weekend, it was reported that Kyle Chandler (TV’s Friday Night Lights) and Elle Fanning (Somewhere) had joined the cast.
Hit the jump to check out some photos from the set. Super 8 is due out summer 2011.
Click over to AICN for more set photos.
And for those who haven’t seen it, here’s the teaser trailer for the film: