More Cloverfield! (But Not The Way You Might Have Expected)
Following the recently released Cloverfield Paradox on Netflix, fans had already heard rumours of a project code-named Overlord, the newest installment of the Cloverfield franchise. Well, J.J. Abrams wasn’t in attendance at this year’s CinemaCon, but he did make an appearance via video for the Paramount panel at CinemaCon to explain Overlord and revealed something from his mystery box.
Abrams said of Overlord:
Because it’s R-rated, I can say that this movie is batshit crazy. You’ll see a lot of words come on screen during this thing that the studios cut together, but one of the words that is not there that should be is ‘batshit.’ It’s a crazy sci-fi action horror film that takes place in World War II, directed by Julius Avery. It’s super fun. We’re really excited about it.
Julius Avery (Son Of A Gun) is directing, with Abrams’ Bad Robot producing. It’s set during World War II on the eve of D-Day, and Abrams labels it as Bad Robot’s first R-rated film.
Cinema-Con footage shown to the audience follows a group of US soldiers on June 5, 1944, 12 hours before D-Day. As the soldiers enter enemy territory, they quickly realise that something more horrifying than standard war carnage is happening, cut to shots of dead men hanging from trees, bizarre science experiments and a woman’s decapitated head calling for help.
Abrams concluded that Overlord is not secretly part of the Cloverfield franchise, but is currently involved in another Cloverfield movie as well.
Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street, Black Mirror) and Jovan Adepo (The Leftovers) star in Overlord, which will hit theaters October 26th.