Bad Robot’s World War II Supernatural Thriller ‘Overlord’ Gets October 2018 Release Date
World War II? J.J. Abrams? Supernatural monsters? If this sounds right up your alley, you won’t have that long to wait: Bad Robot’s Overlord, about a troop of soldiers battling strange monsters in the middle of a Nazi-occupied village, has landed a release date in the prime real estate of October 2018.
Deadline reports that Paramount has given Overlord a release of October 26, 2018, which is only a year and some months away. That’s a perfect time for a horror movie release, and this film does sound like it could be pretty scary:
On the eve of D-Day, 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. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.
The film is directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun), and stars Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell. It’s currently the only major studio release on that date, but that probably won’t last long. There’s a chance it could be competing with a couple of horror films, as this is will be the weekend before Halloween. Deadline does note that Overlord is sandwiched between a few big studio openers: Sony’s The Girl in the Spider Web and Warner Bros.’ Jungle Book: Origins October 19, and Disney’s live-action Mulan and Fox’s Dark Phoenix debut the following weekend on November 2. Overlord will have to make quite an impression to hold its own amongst these heavy-hitters, but we could have another sleeper hit Cabin in the Woods on our hands.
To reiterate: Overlord opens October 26, 2018. Still no word on whether this could be another Cloverfield movie.