Up to this point, we had been operating under the assumption that Bad Robot’s upcoming World War II-set Overlord was part of the Cloverfield Cinematic Universe, but J.J. Abrams revealed at CinemaCon tonight that it’s actually not. Or so he says…
Eric Vespe tweets from CinemaCon, “JJ Abrams said Overlord is Bad Robot’s first R-Rated movie and swears it’s not a secret Cloverfield movie. In fact they are working a dedicated Cloverfield sequel right now. Overlord looked way up my alley, by the way. Set against the backdrop of D-Day, a squad of soldiers stumble upon a Nazi bunker with some real crazy shit, including a French woman’s decapitated head asking for help.”
At this time, we have no idea what this “dedicated Cloverfield sequel” is.
Overlord looked way up my alley, by the way. Set against the backdrop of D-Day, a squad of soldiers stumble upon a Nazi bunker with some real crazy shit, including a French woman’s decapitated head asking for help. Yes, please, thank you.
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) April 26, 2018
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.