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In the movie world keeping a secret is hard. With all of us looking over everything on the internet with a fine-tooth comb. Rarely are you taken by surprise on movie release day. The one man in the industry that has found the ability to do this is J.J. Abrams and, DAGNABBIT, he may have done it again. Speculation is that Bad Robot and Paramount’s upcoming World War 2 film may actually be the fourth film in the Cloverfield universe.
Overlord (Cloverfield 4?)
The film in question is called Overlord. Back on February 1, 2017 Variety reported about the film being in development with director Julius Avery attached. They also put a synopsis in the article explaining the plot of the movie, stating:
“The story follows two paratroopers who are caught behind enemy lines after their plane crashes on a mission to destroy a German Radio Tower in a small town outside of Normandy during the D-Day invasion. After reaching their target, the two paratroopers come to realize that besides fighting off Nazi soldiers, they also must combat against supernatural forces that are a result of a secret Nazi experiment”
Why is the film being rumored as Cloverfield 4?
After sneaking up and duping us with 10 Cloverfield Lane. A film that came out of nowhere and had all of us clueless. The online community isn’t always keen to not see what’s coming. But then J.J. did it again and said oh yeah that space movie that’s in production, God-Particle, that takes place in the Cloverfield universe too. DAMN IT!! You’re a sly fox Abrams!
So now everyone is hoping to beat J.J. to the punch and not get tricked again. What’s the driving force behind this speculation and rumor? Jeff Sneider from the Tracking Board’s (via Collider) released a casting announcement on Twitter .
Not much being said different from what Variety released back in February. It looks like a standard casting announcement. Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell will be in the lead roles. What Collider was able to notice was that the film has Lindsey Weber, J.J.’s producing partner in crime on the Cloverfield films, attached to help produce.
Is it the truth or just a cunning ruse?
At this point in time all this can be is speculation. We could just be looking at it harder then we should, in effect finding something that isn’t there.
The full web address in the original variety article has the word “zombie.” Meaning the supernatural element could be us getting a WW2 zombie movie.
The clue of Lindsey Weber isn’t completely concrete either. Lindsey helped produce, with J.J. Abrams, Star Trek: Beyond and an untitled future Star Trek film. Neither of which is in the Cloverfield universe.
The title Overlord seems to be in respect to The Overlord Embroidery. An embroidery that commemorates the D-Day invasion of France, or it can be in respect to the 1975 film of the same name. Most likely the title is just in reference to D-Day itself which was known as “Operation Overlord.” But once again this is all just us looking at the tea leaves and hoping to decipher a hidden truth.
The few things we do know is God Particle, the third film in the Cloverfield universe, is set for a tentative release date of October 27, 2017 and Overlord should release in 2018. Overlord is being Directed by Julius Avery, and stars Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell. Finally we know that J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot are always going to keep us on our toes.
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