J.J. Abrams Confirms ‘Overlord’ Is NOT Part Of The Cloverfield Franchise

April 29, 2018

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Earlier this week, J.J. Abrams released footage from his new flick Overlord during CinemaCon and it proved that the movie all horror!
Abrams also made it clear that the film, Bad Robot’s first R-Rated film, is NOT part of the Cloverfield franchise. But don’t worry, he did confirm that a sequel to the Cloverfield franchise is in the works.
The folks over at Joblo got the scoop, saying:

The footage we saw featured Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine and a cast of relative unknowns in traditional WW2 paratrooper gear jumping in as planes blow up around them, before finally getting to the ground, linking up and heading out. We see them discover the heavily-guarded facility and infiltrate it, which is when everything gets a little crazy.”

They continue: “We see a bunch of bloody, zombie-like creatures, obviously, people that have been experimented on, vials of a red substance (which is injected into one of the soldiers and seems to give him super strength), and a bunch of shooting, explosions and yelling. It’s accompanied by a rock soundtrack and plays very much like a Grindhouse film, which is an eye-brow raising choice but not necessarily in a bad way. Toward’s the end of the footage, we see a Soldier approaching a woman who is calling out and covered up with a sheet. The soldier pulls it back to reveal that she is just a head, connected to a spine and stripped of the rest of her body, yet still alive and talking.
It sounds pretty badass, doesn’t it?
Set during World War II, Overlord, directed by Julius Avery, takes place “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 and soon find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.”
Jovan Adepo (Fences), Wyatt Russell (Black Mirror), 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) star.
Overlord will open in theaters on October 26, 2018, from Paramount Pictures.

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