JJ Abrams has confirmed 'Super 8' is not connected to his 2008 horror film 'Cloverfield'.
Jj Abrams' next project is not related to 'Cloverfield'.
The director has confirmed 'Super 8' is unconnected to the 2008 sci-fi horror movie - despite a trailer seeming to show similar filming techniques and the presence of aliens.
He said: "You have to check out the trailer. But it has nothing whatsoever to do with 'Cloverfield'."
However, he refused to give further details, telling New York Magazine's Vulture blog: "I won't be able to tell you until it's done."
The action movie - written and directed by 43-year-old Abrams - has a teaser trailer showing a train colliding with a truck heading to Area 51, the mysterious US military base renowned for alien-goings on.
Abrams is currently working on a number of movies following on from the completion of TV series 'Lost' - including a follow up to 2009's successful 'Star Trek' movie and 'Mission Impossible IV', both due for release in the next two years.