Despite rumors being stricken down by J.J. Abrams earlier this year, there are still some people out there who think that Julius Avery‘s Overlord (read my review) is a secret Cloverfield sequel. I was fortunate enough to speak with Avery and actor Pilou Asbæk (“Game of Thrones”), who plays the villainous Dr. Wafner in the film, about those rumors, as well as how the film blends practical gore effects with CGI. Check out my interview below:
Paramount Pictures’ Overlord played to rave reviews out of its Fantastic Fest World Premiere.
In the film…
“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.”
In addition to Asbæk, the film stars Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell (“Black Mirror”), with Jacob Anderson (“Game of Thrones”), Dominic Applewhite (The King’s Speech), 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”).
Overlord begins its U.S. theatrical run on November 9, 2018.