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J.J. Abrams’ Bid To Transform 2010 West Virginia Into 1979 Ohio!! Do New Photos Offer Any Clues About SUPER 8??

J.J. Abrams is writing and directing a movie titled “Super 8,” somehow tied to a chunk of Nevada’s mysterious Area 51 getting relocated to Ohio in 1979. The project, overseen by Steven Spielberg and starring 12-year-old Elle Fanning and 45-year-old Kyle Chander, has been shrouded in mystery. But perhaps this report from West Virginia offers an additional clue or two:
A buddy of mine snagged some pictures from the area where Super 8 begins shooting this the Marland Heights area of Weirton, WV. Attached are photo's of: The "Lillian Heights Pharmancy" ; "Lillian Heights Post Office" ; Interior shots of the Lillian Heights 7-11 & Post Office (once a Marland Heights Market & Ice Cream Shop) ; Lillian Middle School (once an old Marland Heights Primary School) and some shots of the 70's era buses behind the building ; Arcade from downtown Lillian, OH (actually shot in the older section of Main Street, Weirton, WV) ; Used Car Sales lot in the same vicinity. The last photo is the older area of Weirton, where the Arcade, Used Car Lot and most of the city shots will be taking place downtown. Filming begins this week in the Marland Heights and there will be night shots around the school area. The casting calls are being sent out between Sept 20th and the end of October so we're hoping that sometime in the next couple weeks we hear something and be a part of Hollywood! Enjoy the photo's, we'll see if we can get some shots of cast or crew in the coming weeks! If ya use this, I'm Cookie and my buddy's name is 3Huck, thanks AICN!
Sleepy little place, no? Is this going to be the 21st century “Gremlins”? From a different source:
Hi there, I used to live in West Virginia and got the casting notices all the time from the Film office (still do even though I live in Los Angeles now) And this popped up in my inbox the other day. Might be useful info to have about the Paramount filming going on in Weirton. If you can use this, call me 10 Minutes of Silence. J. Please see notice below. Please direct all inquiries to the email address provided in the instructions below. Thanks! Major Motion Picture from Paramount - Call for Stand-Ins / Photo Doubles. Paid positions. Must be available for 12 hour(**) days and or nights Monday through Friday. Filming takes place in and around Weirton, WV mid-September through mid-October 2010. Minors must be WV residents. Please submit headshot/resume AND current snapshots (with NO eye makeup) – full body, profile and head and shoulders to In the body of the email, include your full name, D.O.B,, conflicts, phone numbers and email. No experience necessary. A great way to get on-set movie experience! Positions start September 20. (**Reduced hours for minors, per labor law restrictions.) Stand-ins/ Photo Double Positions available: FEMALES: 18-25 years old 5’3 - 5’7 Blonde hair Blue eyes MALES: 18-25 years old 4’8 - 6’0
“Super 8” is due next year.
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