J.J. Abrams' Supernatural War Film Overlord Gets Release Date
A release date has been set for J.J. Abrams' next movie, Overlord!
Overlord Gets An Official Release Date
An American film director, producer, screenwriter, and composer, J.J. Abrams started working in television developing and running shows like Felicity, Alias, and Lost. He then became involved in film-making and has been involved, to various degrees, with films like Regarding Henry, Armageddon, Mission: Impossible III, Cloverfield, Super 8, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He is currently developing several projects including Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Abrams' latest project is titled Overlord, which is said to be a supernatural thriller set in the World War II era on the eve of D-Day. The script is written by Billy Ray and Mark Smith and produced by Abrams and Lindsey Weber, and stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Dominic Applewhite, Iain de Caestecker, John Magaro, Mathilde Ollivier, and Bokeem Woodbine. Here is an official description of the film:
On the eve of D-Day, 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.
It is unclear whether or not Overlord will turn out to actually be Cloverfield 4 because of prior statements Abrams made during the end of last year stating that he does not want to do sequels in the future. However, it wouldn’t be surprising if Overlord does somehow have connections to the Cloverfield universe which Abrams started back in 2008, similar to how the twist ending of 10 Cloverfield Lane connected with the idea of otherworldly beings like in the original Cloverfield. The third Cloverfield film, God Particle, will be released later this year on October 27. Overlord will be released into theaters on October 26, 2018.