The secret's almost out. Super 8 will open in theaters everywhere tonight and we'll finally see if it lives up to the hype. But before we can do that, Paramount has released a new viral video that gives us our first look at the supposed "villain" of the story.
The video shows a group of scientists (starting in the late 1950s) who are working on a top-secret military experiment. The footage reveals some info that's relevant to the plot, so if you don't want to be slightly spoiled, this would be the time to turn away.
[Mild spoilers ahead]
As you might suspect, the government gets its hands on what looks like a spacecraft, and it starts to conduct experiments on it and the creature inside. They find out that it can meld special cubes that consist of a material they've never seen before.
Here's the biggie. A poor scientist played by veteran actor Glynn Turman goes to feed the alien through the bars of its cage ... and it grabs him! Or eats him! Either way, he looks like a goner. You can see the creature's tentacle-like limbs slip between the bars to go in for the kill.
Unlike Cloverfield, it doesn't seem as if they're trying to keep this alien's physical identity a huge secret. If they were, why in the world would they release this, especially now?
On another note, are we the only ones getting a Lost, Dharma Initiative vibe from this video?