The first visually arresting trailer for the mysterious Overlord has arrived. The movie, from Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot, follows a group of U.S. paratroopers who stumble across a Nazi experimentation of supernatural forces meant to fight the Allies. The film is directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun), from a screenplay by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) and Mark L. Smith (The Revenant).
As if the horror of war was not enough there’s also another brand of terror in play here, one with supernatural origins. It’s a bizarre juxtaposition of classic war movie tropes combined with a supernatural horror story that looks horrifyingly entertaining.
Overall, this thing looks enjoyably insane. Did I mention the flamethrower, and the AC/ DC soundtrack? The idea of a movie about a rag-tag group of American soldiers machine-gunning a bunch of Nazi laboratory monsters is a little reminiscent of the video game Doom in a WW II setting. One thing is for sure; it doesn’t look dull, not even a little.
Check out the first footage of this R-rated feature below. Overlord stars Jovan Adepo, Jacob Anderson, Iain De Caestecker, John Magaro, Wyatt Russell, and Bokeem Woodbine, and is set to debut October 26th.