I read something elsewhere that rumoured it was set in the late 1970s (the other article confirms 1979) and that it would involve a train carrying 'material' from Area 51 that crashes and then the story connects with a bunch of young kids.
I think I can see echoes of some 70s Spielberg and potential in that kind of idea - but it will depend on how it's actually played.
It has potential, I think.
Abrams himself is a solid director and he's written it himself. I will be intrigued how this plays out.
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