Producer J.J. Abrams may not have won over hearts and minds with The Cloverfield Paradox, but that’s not stopping him from advancing further in the realm of harrowing action and horror storytelling. His latest, Overlord, pairs him with Julius Avery who directs this sprawling, grim tale of World War II paratroopers who land in France on D-Day to infiltrate a village taken by NAZIs who are secretly plotting to unleash their latest zombie experiment unto the Allied Forces.
The official trailer is live following its stellar showing at CinemaCon from Paramount Pictures a few months ago and the footage looks just as promising. Reception of the film is a different story that awaits telling but with Avery at the helm following select noms and wins for his 2008 short, Jerrycan and his 2014 debut with Son Of A Gun, Overlord may just be a seller which will look great for his current plans with Abrams for upcoming superhero pic, The Heavy.
Overlord stars Jovan Adepo, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Iain De Caestecker, John Magaro, Wyatt Russell and Bokeem Woodbine for a November 9 release.