Super 8 director/writer/producer J.J. Abrams, right, talked on the set with the film's young stars, Joel Courtney, left, and Riley Griffiths. The teens play budding filmmakers in 1979 who capture some surprising footage of a train wreck while shooting a zombie film with their friends.
Super 8 director/writer/producer J.J. Abrams, right, talked on the set with the film's young stars, Joel Courtney, left, and Riley Griffiths. The teens play budding filmmakers in 1979 who capture some surprising footage of a train wreck while shooting a zombie film with their friends. Francois Duhamel
Super 8 director/writer/producer J.J. Abrams, right, talked on the set with the film's young stars, Joel Courtney, left, and Riley Griffiths. The teens play budding filmmakers in 1979 who capture some surprising footage of a train wreck while shooting a zombie film with their friends. Francois Duhamel

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