Overlord’s promotional propaganda has begun with the release of a new poster showcasing one of Bad Robot’s upcoming sci-fi horror of militant menaces! That hellish European font is here to stay, but this latest artwork hints at a little bit more to the story than just a rebellious title logo.
Overlord, directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun) and starring Jovan Adepo (Fences) and Wyatt Russell (We Are What We Are), will take us on a journey behind enemy lines in France with a group of American paratroopers during WWII. These soldiers learn that they have much more to fear than becoming prisoners of war as their Nazi foes seem to be experimenting with a science more sinister than wartime torture.
This UK poster art details the credits of Overlord’s story and screenplay to longtime writer, Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) as well as the link to the film’s Facebook page. One other small detail added to this – Overlord will be released in IMAX theaters! The blood and guts are going to be intensely visual, that’s for sure.
This first promotional poster Overlord, shown here, is a terrific follow-up to the trailer released back in July. The initial introduction to Overlord was slow, creeping. The trailer dialed up the excitement by giving us more action, blood, and content. This latest artwork takes the exposure back down a level, never giving too much away.
Overlord’s poster shows us the primal, predatory stare from, what we can infer, is a man with his lone sole eyeball staring point and direct. His defected mouth showing ground, gnashing teeth, lips pulled back, terrifies with a feisty, hungry snarl. The image is a black, gritty splatter against a single bright red frame. One side of this man’s face has more definition where we can make out the shape of his head, eye, and mouth, while the other side is messy, obliterated, and unclear.
Perhaps this poster serves to show us the blur between man and monster? Good and evil?
All I can tell you is that Overlord has been keeping promotion semi-simple, for now. That trailer has a lot of substance, no doubt, but just enough to reel us in following Cloverfield 4 rumors surrounding its release. Overall, the poster combined with the trailer’s premise makes us wonder. Is this a man transforming into something? Deteriorating? Is he half man or half…something else? Is he the Overlord or does he serve the Overlord?
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to find out. Overlord will be released on November 9th, 2018.