If there is anything we love about J.J. Abrams‘ mystery box movies, it’s that the payoff is worth more than the price of admission. Cloverfield was a nauseating POV hit that gave way to its cousin-like sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane. That film ended with the possibility of a sequel, which would presumably be connected to its predecessors while also standing on its own. It’s still not clear how God Particle will link to these films. But since it has been pulled from Paramount’s release schedule, it is safe to say the studio has found a “replacement” in Julius Avery‘s Overlord.
When the film was announced back in February, folks started to connect the dots when the project was yet another Bad Robot and Paramount collaboration. Now, new casting and a plot description is feeding the speculation machine.
Find out more about the film below.
Deadline says Jovan Adepo (Fences) and Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!) have joined the cast of the film. Based on the following plot description, we can only surmise that they will be a part of the paratroopers that carry out a mission in a Nazi-occupied village, where they discover supernatural forces. Here’s the plot description:
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. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.
From what we’ve heard so far, the supernatural force are zombies. Of course, you learn to take things with a grain of salt considering that this is a mystery box movie. It’s still not clear though what God Particle‘s part was in the Cloverfield universe, or if the film was just scrapped entirely to make room for Overlord.
We were actually supposed to get God Particle earlier this year, however, not only was the film’s release pushed back to October, Paramount pulled it off their scheduled release. So it’s not clear if Overlord is suppose to take its place. If that is the plan, then that is somewhat of a concern considering that they would have to start shooting now in order to make its release date. Still, we’ve seen these films work with a lot less and turn out to be critical hits. Or maybe Bad Robot and Paramount are just trying to throw us all off. We’ll just have to wait and see.