Cue the doomsday bells, because Bad Robot just released the first full length trailer for Overlord and…
What was once speculated to be an origin installment to the Cloververse, later denied by producer J.J.Abrams of Bad Robot, is quickly becoming one of 2018’s most anticipated releases. This trailer was previously screened to the audience of Las Vegas’ CinemaCon back in April and the praising reception was more than promising.
Directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun) and starring Jovan Adepo (Fences) and Wyatt Russell (We Are What We Are), Overlord takes us back into the trenches of WWII where we are sure to be faced with what the horrors of our world are made of. The fear surrounding this story of American paratroopers trapped on enemy territory in France lies not only in the threat of becoming prisoners of war, but in the mystery as to the unknown experimental intentions of their Nazi foes.
Aren’t Nazis just the worst?
Anticipating Overlord to be in the same vein as the Cloverfield series, I was expecting a more serious tone, but a few seconds into the trailer I knew all preconceptions, including the Cloververse rumors, had to be checked at the door. I don’t want to give too much away, but just know that Overlord is sure to deliver chaos, fear, insanity, havoc, horror, evil, madness, terror, and rage to the sci-if genre. We get a little taste of each just within the two-minute trailer.
Overlord seems to be far from a slow, ominous war story with horror elements here and there, much like it was assumed to be. We are getting so much more than we bargained for. Based just on the gruesome body horror effects, bad-ass vibe, and surprising rock and roll attitude, it may be obvious why Abrams and company decided to not add this to the Cloververse.
Just when you think the reanimation, Nazi doctors, and demonic movement of corpses was enough to prove this is far from Saving Private Ryan, check out that helter-skelteresque logo! Its hellish, gothic European style and rebel type font alone hints at Overlord being different from anything we have seen in this basic, stoic, forlorn time period. It’s a small detail, but important enough to really intrigue us.
See what kind of unholy terror J.J. Abrams is going to cut loose within our natural world and watch the Overlord trailer above! Overlord will be released on November 9th, 2018.