J.J. Abrams Licenses MSTRKRFT, Excites Geeks Everywhere With Weird Trailer

Too busy seeing shows this weekend to see Shia and Optimus Prime bond, but everybody’s buzzing about the trailer for a mysterious J.J. Abrams flick that debuted before Transformers. All we know is that it’s out 1/18/08, and that we love LOST. And so let’s extend the grand tradition of finding flighty music-related reasons to post about J.J’s brainchild to his latest endeavor. For this, we turn to reader Janet, who writes…

In the teaser for the new Abrams production which has no name but only known as Cloverfield the MSTRKRFT remix of Wolfmother’s “Woman” plays in the background at around the 37 sec mark.

Watch it here. She’s right! That’s at least 1.5 seconds of said remix — we’d recognize those vowel-phobic sounds anywhere. Thank you, J.J., for continuously throwing us a bone. SO our net sleuthing has turned up precious little. IMDB lists it as Untitled J.J. Abrams Project, with this plot synopsis:

Revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people.

People be calling it Cloverfield, which IMDB says is a “fake working title.” And the online hunt has begun, turning up 1-18-08.com, an awesome site where you can push photos around with iPhone-like scrolling animation. And that’s about it.

So much for the bone throwing. Half-expecting a USB drive full of footage to turn up in a Portugese bathroom stall. Who’s got clues?