J.J. Abrams’ Overlord is Finally Revealed to Be a Bonkers Historical Horror Film

When J.J. Abrams announced the film Overlord, we obviously all thought the same thing. World War II, zombies, Nazis, and possession, right? Isn’t that what you had in mind? Yah, us neither. Bad Robot just released its first trailer of the terror-inducing film Overlord, and it is insane. Abrams’ new film brings us on a typical war journey that takes a psychotic and deranged turn, one unlike anything we have seen before.

The film takes place on the eve of the D-Day landings, and tells the story of a group of U.S. paratroopers that find themselves behind enemy lines in a Nazi-occupied village in France. This simple military mission may not seem too alarming for a group of well-trained U.S. soldiers, but these men are approached with something much more startling and chaotic than they could have ever imagined. The Nazi forces positioned there have been experimenting with dangerous poisons to create an immortal breed of Soldiers to serve on their behalf. “Weird” doesn’t even begin to explain this trailer.  More like madness, terror, and insanity.

This is where the trailer picks up and turns into complete chaos. It’s army vs. zombie. As the soldiers attempt to escape, they encounter many obstacles, such as a possessed woman chucking flamethrowers at their heads. The lives of these soldiers are quickly turned upside down. They were just home mowing their lawns and now finding themselves battling against an army of zombies. So, who will win in the historical horror? Humans or immortals?

Although rumors have led us to believe Overlord is the latest sequel to the sneaky Cloverfield franchise, Abrams has confirmed the two films are not connected. This trailer seems to confirm his claims.

The film stars Jovan Adepo, Mathilde Ollivier, and Wyatt Russell. Here is the official synopsis:

On the eve of D-Day, paratroopers drop behind enemy lines to carry out a crucial mission for the invasion. As they approach their target, they soon begin to realize there’s more going on in the Nazi- occupied village than a simple military operation.

Overlord hits theaters November 9.

Featured Image: Jovan Adepo in Overlord. Photo credit: Paramount Pictures – © 2018 PARAMOUNT PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.