Get the latest on the J.J. Abrams’ Overlord cast…
In March Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell signed on board to star in the film, and now has just signed Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Dominic Applewhite (The King’s Speech), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Iain de Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), John Magaro (The Big Short), Mathilde Ollivier (The Misfortunes of Francois Jane) and Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo).
This cast is certainly impressive and diverse.
The movie is produced by J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber, and written by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) and Mark L. Smith (The Revenant). The Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot production will begin shooting this May in the U.K.
On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. Paramount and Bad Robot have not yet announced a release date for Overlord yet, but if this does in fact become the next installment of the Cloverfield franchise, it will be the first period piece, with the original Cloverfield, along with last year’s 10 Cloverfield Lane and the currently-untitled third movie that was previously called God Particle, all set in present day.
It could be possible that this movie, set during World War II to establish just how long this Cloverfield monster has been around. Or this movie could be a link to prove that the monster has been on earth way longer. Kind of like how Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight shows that the Transformers have been here since King Arthur’s era.
Last year, J.J. Abrams teased that there was a concept Bad Robot was working on that would connect numerous Cloverfield movies. All we’ve got from Abrams is the other films have been “blood relatives,” but no direct descendants. Maybe Overload is the first?