May 06, 2010 03:23 PM EST

J.J. Abrams To Direct Super 8

According to Variety, J.J. Abrams has signed on to direct "Super 8", and upcoming film that will be produced by Steven Spielberg, Bryan Burk and Abrams.

The film is said to be inspired by Abrams' favorite movie growing up.

The film, which is scheduled for release in the summer of 2011, will have a trailer that is available to be viewed for those going to see "Iron Man 2".

Source: Variety
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