Turns out that’s not the case, after Abrams told those in attendance at CinemaCon (h/t TheWrap) that Overlord and Cloverfield 4 are two entirely different things – in fact, we’re now learning that Bad Robot is making serious headway on a direct continuation of Cloverfield, the 2008 found-footage pic which birthed one of the most intriguing and downright mysterious anthology series in modern Hollywood history.
And though it’s said to exist far beyond the confines of the Cloververse, Overlord is still a fascinating project in its own right, not least because it’s the closest thing to a live-action Wolfenstein adaptation that we’re likely to get.
“We’re already working with these guys on a sequel. If you told me five years ago that an almost silent film starring the very funny guy Jim from ‘The Office’ would have been a hit at Paramount, I would have said, ‘Well, I should go work at Paramount.'”
He also announced that they were developing not one, but two more Star Trek films. One of those films, as you know is being developed by Quentin Tarantino.
J.J. Abrams also set the record straight with his upcoming film Overlord,
The footage starts out with an old black and white Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Logo. It then gets right into the action as we see a wave of B-52 bombers flying through the air into Normandie the day before D-Day. While this is going on there a narrator that says:
"You are about to embark upon a great crusade. You will bring about the destruction of the German army.
It began in 2008, with the giant success of Matt Reeves’ Cloverfield. A high concept, invigorating take on both genre and artistic convention, the movie not only launched Reeves’ career into the stratosphere, but it also provided the seed for J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot to do something very different. The then in-development film titled The Cellar, was gently re-tooled as 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane – directed by Dan Trachtenberg – a standalone story connected to the events of Cloverfield only by its sparse,
“This movie is batshit crazy” and “super fun,” said Abrams via videotaped introduction, addressing the 4,300 seat Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Dominic Applewhite, Iain de Caestecker, John Magaro, Mathilde Ollivier, and Bokeem Woodbine form the ensemble cast.
The footage opens in June 1944, the night before Allied marines invade Normandy on D-Day. Enemy fire attacks a plane full of World War II soldiers, and several parachute into the ocean. Survivors trek through the forest, and one spots an abandoned Nazi compound and peers through a hole in the wall. A bloody eye leaps into frame.
Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced to CinemaCon on Wednesday (April 25) that a sequel to horror smash A Quiet Place was in the works and assured attendees he would take the studio to “new heights” in a buoyant session.
One year after taking on his latest executive role, Gianopulos kicked off the studio’s presentation with candour. “It’s no secret we’ve had some bad years at the box office, he said, “but we’ve been laying foundations to a return to the success Paramount has enjoyed in the past…
A few weeks before Netflix's sudden release of The Cloverfield Paradox, news broke that the next Bad Robot film, Overlord, was part of the Cloverfield universe of random films. That turns out to no longer be the case, as J.J. Abrams announced, at CinemaCon 2018, that Overlord is its own film. Moreover, it's the first R-rated film that Bad Robot has ever produced.
When talking about the World War II horror film about Nazis who have employed supernatural forces and terrifyingly gruesome experiments, Abrams said, "It's bat shit crazy!". While, that's indeed exciting for Abrams and horror fans to hear, Cloverfield fans may be bummed about the news.
Thankfully, Abrams also revealed that Bad Robot is in the process of developing a direct sequel
According to multiple outlets, including Variety, Paramount Pictures' chairman-ceo Jim Gianopulos announced a follow-up film to A Quiet Place at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, saying, "We’re thrilled to say that we’re already working on the sequel to A Quiet Place."
Gianopulos did not reveal who would be directing, writing, or starring in the new movie, and the extent of its development is unknown at this time.
Bryan Woods and Scott Beck co-wrote the original draft of A Quiet Place, with Krasinski working on the final draft of the film, as well as directing and starring in the movie as a husband and father trying to protect his family
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“It’s bat shit crazy,” Abrams said in taped remarks for Paramount Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday.
But fans of the popular horror series need not fear. Abrams said that “we’re actually developing a true, dedicated Cloverfield sequel” and unlike the most recent film in the series, which was sold to Netflix, this one will screen in theaters.
The “Overlord” footage lived up to the hype. There’s eerie shots of dead soldiers hanging from trees, genetically modified Nazis, and disembodied and fanged heads. The film follows a band of paratroopers who find themselves behind enemy lines. In a colorful nod to history,
But even if Abrams hadn’t said that, the trailer clip made it clear that this film is its own beast and, as Abrams described it, “bats–t crazy.” With a driving rock soundtrack in the background, it shows a team of Allied paratroopers dropping into France during World War II, where they discover supernatural and inhumane experiments being conducted by the Nazis.
Among them is a woman who is literally nothing but a head and a spinal cord, begging one of the soldiers to put her out of her misery.
Also Read: 'A Quiet Place' Sequel in Development at Paramount Pictures
Starring Jovan Adepo, Jacob Anderson, and “Black Mirror” star Wyatt Russell, the film is the first R-Rated film released by Abrams’ production company Bad Robot.
Also Read: 'Bumblebee' Director Travis Knight Wants to Make a Character-Driven 'Transformers' Film
As for “Cloverfield,” Abrams promises that a separate film is currently in production, and unlike “The Cloverfield Paradox,” which premiered on Netflix on Super Bowl Sunday, this one will be released in theaters.
“Overlord” drops into cinemas Oct. 26.
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So let's take a look back at movies that are turning 10 years old in 2018, including Cloverfield, The Dark Knight, and Iron Man.
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That’s Wade Wilson speaking there, who along with his ragtag group of crooks and time-traveling bandits are about to break new ground in Deadpool 2 with the formation of the X-Force, a team of super-powered mutants with abilities that rival those of the Merc With a Mouth.
It’s all part of Fox’s plan to tee up the X-Force spinoff movie, of course, which is already making progress under the watchful eye of Drew Goddard, who certainly knows a thing or two about blockbuster filmmaking thanks to his credits on Cloverfield, World War Z and The Martian, among others. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.
First up is Deadpool 2 and today, the Powers That Be have rolled out yet another TV spot for the pic, and this time around,
Derivative though it may be, Wade Wilson and his ragtag group of crooks and time-traveling bandits are about to break new ground in Deadpool 2 with the formation of the X-Force, a collection of super-powered mutants with abilities to rival the Merc With a Mouth.
It’s all part of Fox’s plan to tee up the X-Force spinoff movie, which is already making headway under the direction of Drew Goddard, who knows a thing or two about blockbuster screenwriting thanks to his credits on Cloverfield, World War Z and The Martian. He also contributed to the screenplay underpinning Deadpool 2, so it should come as no surprise that Fox has elected him writer and director of X-Force, the feature adaptation of Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza’s eponymous comic.
And while we fully expect
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