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World War II movies are a dime a dozen. Although some of the best movies ever made were set during that harrowing 20th century conflict, making a new World War II movie stand out is no easy task. That is part of what makes this fall's Overlord interesting. The Nazi zombie film from producer J.J. Abrams imbues the conflict with a mysterious supernatural element. The first trailer for Overlord made it clear that this horror flick will not be for the faint of heart, and a new poster for the film hammers that home. Take a look below to see the new Overlord poster that teases a bloody affair.
This is a fantastic poster. So often we get generic, cookie cutter posters that just show a bunch of actors' faces crammed in a mishmash display of Photoshop 101. This Overlord poster, however, is artistic; a simple, minimalistic design that takes a 'less is more' approach and still tells us everything we need to know to be sold on this movie. The virgin white background stained with red blood splatters in the shape of a plane and parachuting soldiers lets us know exactly what kind of grim fate awaits all those who drop into this hell. All war movies are bloody, but the added zombie element in Overlord is sure to up the splatter quotient, and this poster does a good job of illustrating that.
I would have liked this poster to drop before we had seen anything from the movie, but it certainly fits with the horrors shown in the trailer. The marketing for this movie is definitely playing up the horror element that we will be seeing. War films always feature horrors, but they are rarely horror films. That's what makes Overlord stand out and hopefully it will be able to capitalize on that and deliver a fresh and terrifying war film.
Overlord follows a group of American paratroopers who are trapped behind enemy lines on D-Day. They find that they have to contend with something much more sinister than the normal horrors of war when they discover that the enemy is playing by an entirely different set of rules, namely creating zombie-esque soldiers. At one point, Overlord was rumored to be the next film in the Cloverfield series, and it certainly looks to share some of the weirdness of that series, but it will not be a part of the Cloververse. Instead, there is a true, dedicated Cloverfield sequel is on the way, which sounds a lot better than shoehorning Overlord into the universe when it wasn't originally made to be.
Overlord is directed by Julius Avery and stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbæk and Mathilde Ollivier. Overlord parachutes into theaters on November 9. Check out our release guide to see all of the biggest and bloodiest movies coming to theaters this rest of this year.