I went to the cinema today to see Green Lantern (it wasn't too bad rather predictable) and the trailer for Super 8 came on. I love the trailers use of mystery and the music is so complimentary of this and its science-fiction feel. For some inspiration I looked up the concept art for J.J. Abram's Super 8. Jamie Rama created both interior and exterior illustrations for Super 8 and here are some I've found -
I love these images and especially the bottom two showing images of destruction but there is a haunting calm to them. I also like the way Rama puts a character in the shot making you feel that your part of the picture peering over their shoulder, immersing you into the action/ambiance.