J.J. Abrams Says ‘Cloverfield’ Sequel “In The Works For Theaters”, Shows Off ‘Overlord’ – CinemaCon

By Anthony D'Alessandro, Amanda N'Duka

Cloverfield (2008)/Paramount

Beaming in by video at CinemaCon, J.J. Abrams introduced a work-in-progress clip for Overlord and casually mentioned, “It’s not a Cloverfield movie,” but one “is in the works for theaters.”

He provided no further details, keeping the focus on Bad Robot’s first R-rated movie Overlord, a sci-fi film set during World War II. He introduced footage that follows American paratroopers who, on the eve of D-Day, are dropped behind enemy lines on a critical mission, and begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.

“You are about to embark upon a great crusade. You will bring about the destruction of the German army. The eyes of the world are upon you,” a narrator says as the video opens with a shot of the paratroopers on a plane. Cut to a montage of jump-scare images including a French-speaking disembodied head.

Julius Avery directed the film that stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbaek, Iain De Caestecker, John Magaro and Bokeem Woodbine. The pic hits theaters on October 26 this year.

Recently, Paramount unloaded the previous administration’s The Cloverfield Paradox to Netflix on Super Bowl Sunday. It was simply right for OTT audiences. Combined, Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane have grossed $281 million at the global box office.

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