A renaissance is taking place in American television, with the quality and originality of recent programming equalling anything that Hollywood can offer. The newest arrival of Game of Thrones shows what television is capable of, telling a story that perhaps could not be told in film. Could it be that television is finally going to overtake film in terms of artistic credibility?
For some time now the JJ Abrams/Steven Spielberg super project, Super 8, has been an unidentified object hovering at the edge of film journalism. It’s drawn plenty of attention – most of it focusing on what on Earth (or perhaps not on Earth?) the film is all about. With this latest piece of casting news, could the mystery finally be unravelling? No, probably not.