Video: We’ve been hearing for ages about Overlord, Bad Robot’s latest J.J. Abrams-connected movie about zombie-like creatures at the height of World War II, but now we finally have a look at its scare-filled take on what is already one of the deadliest conflicts in human history.
Directed by Julius Avery, Overlord follows a group of US paratroopers on the eve of the D-Day landings, as they find themselves behind occupied enemy lines attempting to liberate a small French village.
However, the squad quickly finds out that the Nazi forces stationed there have been experimenting in horrific projects to make a new breed of immortal soldiers in service of the Reich:
For a movie that was once feverishly linked to the sprawling mess of weirdness that is the Cloverfield franchise — Abrams recorded a message for press at CinemaCon this year vehemently denying any links between Overlord and Cloverfield, but hey, J.J. Abrams would do that, wouldn’t he? — at first glance Overlord doesn’t seem that weird. Well, about as not-weird as a movie about Nazi quasi-zombies could be, that is.
In fact, it does kind of just looks like a live-action take on that hugely popular Call of Duty mode — a ton of action, gory enemies, and a lot of creep factor. At any rate, count us in!
Overlord is set to hit cinemas October 25.