J.J. Abrams gives Overlord and Cloverfield updates, plus 2 Star Trek movies coming
Paramount Pictures‘ presentation at CinemaCon, which included A Quiet Place sequel news and Bumblebee footage, also saw J.J. Abrams come out and give updates on Bad Robot’s upcoming slate. He revealed that, contrary to rumors, Overlord is not the fourth film in the Cloverfield series. Instead, it will be Bad Robot’s first R-rated movie, according to Variety.
Overlord, coming to theaters on October 26, 2018, is directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun) and is based on an original idea by The Hunger Games screenwriter Billy Ray and Abrams. In the film, set 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.
The Overlord cast includes Jovan Adepo (The Leftovers), Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!), Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones), Dominic Applewhite (The King’s Speech), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Iain de Caestecker (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD), John Magaro (The Big Short), Mathilde Ollivier (The Misfortunes of Francois Jane) and Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo).
Fans of the Cloverfield series should not fear, however, as Abrams also revealed that they are “developing a true, creative Cloverfield sequel.” And unlike The Cloverfield Paradox, which went to Netflix earlier this year, the next film will be getting a theatrical release. The other films in the series include Cloverfield (2008) and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016).
Paramount also announced during the presentation that not one, but two Star Trek films are in development! Though no further details were revealed, we know that Quentin Tarantino and Abrams are developing one of the projects.