War Film 'Overlord' Could Possibly be the Next 'Cloverfield' Movie
If there's one thing J.J. Abrams loves (besides lens flares), it's surprises. And it looks like the Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane producer might be cooking up a new one with his upcoming World War II film, Overlord.
Like just about everything from Abrams and his production company Bad Robot, this latest movie is shrouded in mystery. What we do know is that it just cast its two leads in Fences' Jovan Adepo and 22 Jump Street's Wyatt Russell, who will presumably be portraying two American soldiers dropped into Nazi territory on the night before D-Day, who discover they have more to worry about than just Nazis.
Here's the official synopsis, from a press release by Jeff Sneider of The Tracking Board, which would only sound like a vaguely supernatural war film if not for Abrams' involvement:
It's this unspoken twist of the film that has people predicting the movie will be the next entry in the fledgling "Cloververse," which so far includes Cloverfield, last year's 10 Cloverfield Lane, and the equally mysterious space drama The God Particle, which is expected out this October. Plus, in addition to Abrams, Overlord also boasts as his co-producer his Cloververse partner in crime, Lindsay Weber (who produced 10 Cloverfield Lane).
Obviously we can't confirm that Overlord is going to be a Cloververse movie, and knowing Abrams he won't admit if that's the case until about five seconds before the movie hits theaters. But neither 10 Cloverfield Lane, a quiet thriller taking place in a bunker, or the space film God Particle seemed overtly connected to the original monster movie. If we were the betting type, we'd definitely put down good money on Overlord to end up being another secret "Cloververse" movie.