The Cloverfield spinoffs aren’t originally written as Cloverfield films, which makes it incredibly tough to figure out which of Bad Robot’s projects are included in the universe. One rumored to be part of the plan is Overlord, a WWII genre film that sounds like it’s right out of a “Wolfenstein” videogame. Paramount Pictures will release the film on October 26, 2018.
Being directed by Julius Avery, the film stars Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell (“Black Mirror”), with Jacob Anderson (“Game of Thrones”), Dominic Applewhite (The King’s Speech), Pilou Asbaek (“Game of Thrones”), Iain de Caestecker (“Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.”), John Magaro (The Big Short), Mathilde Ollivier (The Misfortunes of Francois Jane), and Bokeem Woodbine (“Fargo”).
In Overlord, “On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success, but as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.”
The Bad Robot production is produced by J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber, and written by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) and Mark L. Smith (The Revenant).
Set for release October 27, 2017, director Julius Onah’s God Particle has been confirmed to be the third film in the expanded Cloverfield Universe that began with the 2008 found footage monster movie and continued with last year’s 10 Cloverfield Lane.
It appears that Paramount is owning Halloween weekend, much like Lionsgate did for several years with their Saw sequels. Looks like we should buckle up for an exciting ride as the Cloverfield universe expands.
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