The New ‘Overlord’ Poster is Bloody Fantastic

Overlord peek

In an age where most official movie posters look like they were cranked out by a harried intern in between coffee runs, we should pause and appreciate whenever a new one-sheet looks like it was crafted with care and style. So hello, new poster for the J.J. Abrams-produced World War II horror movie, Overlord. You are very cool and clever. Why can’t your peers be more like you?

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Overlord extended preview

At CinemaCon earlier this year, producer J.J. Abrams explained that Julius Avery‘s upcoming movie Overlord, a sci-fi horror thriller set during World War II, is not a Cloverfield film. Abrams promised that a “proper” Cloverfield sequel is on the way, leaving us to wonder if Overlord truly is just simply a low budget, standalone thriller from Bad Robot Productions, or whether Abrams, the master manipulator, is trying to pull the wool over our eyes once again.

We’ll get one step closer to the truth before long, because a new report says that an Overlord extended preview is coming to IMAX theaters very soon.
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In the decade or so that I’ve been attending Fantastic Fest, I’ve watched this Austin-based genre film festival grow from a scrappy operation dedicated to showcasing weirdness from around the world to a major destination for Hollywood premieres. And this year’s edition finds two heavy-hitters making their debut: director Julius Avery‘s Bad Robot-produced World War II horror movie Overlord, and Apostle, the latest film from The Raid and The Raid 2 director Gareth Evans.

Of course, those big premieres exist alongside dozens of smaller and stranger and wilder movies from around the globe and you can see the first wave of film announcements below. Many more titles will be announced, but this is already looking like a killer year.

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overlord trailer

Bad Robot dives into historical horror with Overlord, the World War II zombie movie that is probably not a secret Cloverfield sequel. Touted as the company’s first R-rated film, Overlord is directed by Julius Avery and produced by J.J. Abrams. Though it’s been shrouded in mystery for the past few months, Abrams’ famous mystery box finally opens with the first trailer.

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A J.J. Abrams-produced superhero movie is on its way. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens director will be re-teaming with Julius Avery, the director of the upcoming Overlord, to produce a new superhero project for Bad Robot and Paramount. The movie will be called The Heavy.

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J.J. Abrams has cracked open his patented mystery box. But just a little bit. The director made an appearance at CinemaCon is Las Vegas to present footage from Bad Robot’s Overlord, which is being touted as the company’s first R-rated film. He also threw water on a popular story spreading all over the internet, insisting that the horror/sci-fi film is not a secret Cloverfield sequel.

That, he says, is also on the way.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Alex Garland says not to expect another 28 Days Later sequel
  • M. Night Shyamalan? provides an update on Glass
  • Piper Perabo joins the third Olympus Has Fallen film
  • A new Pacific Rim Uprising video
  • Sci-fi miniseries V is being rebooted as a movie
  • Mile 22 already has a sequel in the works
  • John Wick Chapter 3 begins filming soon
  • J.J. Abrams says Cloverfield 4 is a “crazy movie”
  • Zach Galligan really wants Gremlins 3
  • Henry Rollins‘ cannibal flick He Never Died is getting a sequel
  • Jamie Lee Curtis appears to have wrapped on the new Halloween 

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Cloverfield 4

The Cloverfield Paradox, aka Cloverfield 3, caught everyone off-guard when it unexpectedly dropped onto Netflix this week. If you thought that might be the future of all Cloverfield films, think again. Paramount still plans to release Cloverfield 4, currently titled Overlord, in theaters. Don’t give up on the Cloverfield franchise just yet, folks.

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The Cloverfield Paradox connections

Paramount and Netflix surprised the world when they released The Cloverfield Paradox immediately after the Super Bowl last night. Now that we’ve seen the movie, what Cloverfield Paradox connections are lurking in the film that link it to the rest of the Clover-verse? Let’s find out.
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Cloverfield 4

Who could have predicted that 2008’s hand-held monster movie Cloverfield would spawn a franchise we’d still be talking about 10 years later? 2016’s surprise sort-of-sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane provided our first look at the anthology-like nature of this loose franchise umbrella, and while we wait to see a trailer for God Particle (now possibly titled Cloverfield Station) and learn when and how we’re actually going to see that movie, we have confirmation that Cloverfield 4 not only exists, but that it’s already completed filming. The project is called Overlord, and you can read all we know about it below.
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