This year’s The Cloverfield Paradox essentially excused the fact that there’s no tangible connection between the movies that fall under the Cloverfield umbrella, aside from them all taking place in different worlds, at different times, due to a single event that took place in the future. In other words, J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot team are now free to do literally ANYTHING with the label, which brings us to the tentatively titled Overlord, the fourth film in this bizarre movie universe set for release this October.
Chatting with Digital Spy, Abrams kept his lips sealed about the soon-to-be-retitled film – not that we expected any different – but he did tease how crazy it’s gonna get.
“To talk about what the next one is and what’s going to happen sort of feels counter intuitive,” Abrams told the site. “Overlord … first of all it’s something that I can’t wait for you to see cause the director, Julius Avery, has done an amazing job on it. But the specifics, you know, we should wait and see.”
“But that’s really a crazy movie,” Abrams added.
In Overlord, set during World War II, “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.”
Directed by Julius Avery, Overlord 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”).
Paramount Pictures will release the film on October 26, 2018.