According to an extra working on the film, the plot involves extraterrestrials who were captured during the 1950s. As they are being transported to a small Ohio town, the train they are on derails, as is shown in the early preview for the movie.
Curious residents of Weirton may have several opportunities to watch production taking place. A Super 8 news website posted the following shooting schedule:
9/21 and 9/22 Brightway between Hanlin and Euclid
9/23 and 9/24 Main St and Taylor
Taylor and Orchard
9/27 New Cumberland
9/28 Fernwood and Crystal
9/29, 9/30 and 10/1 20th St and Booker
10/4 St. Paul Cemetery and Greenbrier Rd
10/5 West St and Mildred then back to St Pauls
10/6 10/7 and 10/8 Taylor and Virgina
10/11, 10/12 and 10/13 Main St, Taylor, Booker, 22nd, 20th st. and 17th
10/14 Downtown Main Street then back to Weirton Hgts
Super 8 is just one of several ufo-related movies scheduled for a 2011 release.