First Trailer for Secret WWII Zombie Film 'Overlord' Made at Bad Robot
"A thousand year army…" Paramount has dropped the first official trailer for a movie called Overlord, a secret project from Bad Robot made by Australian filmmaker Julius Avery (Son of a Gun). This project was first rumored to be the "new Cloverfield movie", that could be altered in post-production to fit into that universe. But Paramount has decided to release it as its own movie, sticking to the original script that was filmed. Overlord is about a group of WWII soldiers who end up stuck behind enemy lines after D-Day. They discover the Nazi's secret plans to create more powerful soldiers using supernatural forces. Starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbæk, John Magaro, and Mathilde Ollivier. I'm way, way in for this - especially considering it's coming from Bad Robot, they've been cookin' up something gnarly for us to enjoy.
Here's the first official trailer for Julius Avery's Overlord, direct from Paramount's YouTube:
No synopsis is provided yet. Alternative description: On the eve of D-day, US paratroopers drop in behind enemy lines, to infiltrate a small village. Unfortunately, they discover the Nazis are experimenting with supernatural forces to fight them. Overlord is directed by Australian filmmaker Julius Avery, director of the film Son of a Gun previously, as well as numerous award-winning short films. The screenplay is written by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith; story by Billy Ray. Produced by J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot. Paramount will release Avery's Overlord in theaters everywhere starting November 9th later in the fall. First impression?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
rickvanr on Jul 18, 2018
I wonder what the stupid twist in the end is going to be
Dan Hibiki on Jul 18, 2018
Well, with time, having twists is getting more and more stupid for some time now ...
shiboleth on Jul 18, 2018
Looks very "Wolfenstein" (which isn't a complaint.)
Nodin on Jul 18, 2018
This was rumored to be tied to cloverfield!...
Brandon Cole on Jul 18, 2018
Yea originally it was supposed to carry the cloverfield moniker as "10 cloverfield lane", but I think after the cloverfield paradox fiasco (which I actually liked) they decided to keep it a stand alone film. But bad robot did say there would be a direct cloverfield movie next year sometime.
Oblique on Jul 18, 2018
This looks pretty cool! Idk if it's theater worthy but I'll probably check it on Netflix/cable for sure.
THE_RAW_ on Jul 18, 2018
Yeah, in WWII everybody rooted for zombies. Today, some still do ...
shiboleth on Jul 18, 2018
Wow, an integrated WWII unit battling the undead? You know what why not? I don't mind a little revisionism in my historical zombie flick.
JohnDoeB on Jul 18, 2018
NICE. Looks great. Bad Robot needs more films.
DAVIDPD on Jul 19, 2018
Holy balls! Looks like a Wolfenstein movie!
ElBischoff on Jul 20, 2018
ari smulders on Jul 21, 2018
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