Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions will be taking on another Cloverfield-related film. When the director was questioned about the upcoming Overlord movie, he chose to keep with the mysterious aesthetic of the series, saying “that felt to me like that’s the spirit of these movies, that’s the spirit of the series. So to talk about what the next one is and what’s going to happen sort of feels counter-intuitive.”
“Overlord … first of all, it’s something that I can’t wait for you to see cause the director, Julius Avery, has done an amazing job on it,” continued Abrams. “But the specifics, you know, we should wait and see. But that’s really a crazy movie.”
So far, the parts of the plot that have been revealed involve a setting of 1944 during WWII, following the story of two American paratroopers fighting in the battle known as D-Day. Apparently, the Axis powers have found a way to harness the inter-dimensional forces to do their bidding. Overlord is set to release in theaters on October 26, 2018.