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J.J. Abrams Says 'Overlord' Is Not a 'Cloverfield' Prequel; Everything We Know So Far

Update: In the past, we heard that the upcoming military thriller Overlord would also serve as a prequel to the monster movie Cloverfield. J.J. Abrams now says that Overlord is "not a Cloverfield movie," but one is "in the works for theaters," according to Deadline. In attendance at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Abrams declined to talk further about the Cloverfield movie. He did, however, show footage from Overlord, which certainly wowed viewers. Abrams described it as the first R-rated film from Bad Robot, his production company. "First footage of Abrams’ #Overlord looked crazy, bloody and freaky - a WWII-era horror movie that’s got some gnarly effects." - Erik Davis, Fandango "#Overlord is Bad...
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CinemaCon Heralds First Overlord Footage, But It’s Not A Cloverfield Movie

Back when Bad Robot and J.J. Abrams first announced the development of Overlord, a WWII-set thriller in which a band of paratroopers invades Nazi Germany only to discover gross supernatural experiments, many believed that the sci-fi oddity had its roots in the Cloverfield universe.

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.
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Paramount Pictures Confirms Sequels To A Quiet Place, Cloverfield, and Two New Star Trek Sequels

During Paramount Pictures' big movie presentation at CinemaCon, sequels were confirmed to be in development for three big film properties. Studio Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos confirmed that they were developing a sequel to John Krasinki's A Quiet Place, which isn't surprising at all. We all knew that was going to happen. The writers said that they already have ideas for it. He said:

“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,
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J.J. Abrams Denies ‘Overlord’ Is A ‘Cloverfield’ Spin-Off But Confirms Plans For A “True” Sequel

It’s been widely speculated that “Overlord,” a new film directed by Julius Avery, would be yet another secret “Cloverfield” sequel, a la “10 Cloverfield Lane” and “The Cloverfield Paradox.” The film, which J.J. Abrams (the “Cloverfield” mastermind) described as a “crazy movie” previously, follows Allied soldiers in World War II, who are trapped behind enemy lines and find out that the Nazis have been using something paranormal to aide in the fight.
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Paramount Developing True ‘Cloverfield’ Sequel and It’s not ‘Overlord’

Contrary to rumors, Paramount’s upcoming World War II horror movie Overlord is not a Cloverfield sequel. Speaking at CinemaCon, producer J.J. Abrams told the crowd that Overlord which is about soldiers who find out the Nazis are using supernatural forces and engaging in gruesome experiments, will be Bad Robot’s first R-rated picture. Per Variety, the footage shown included “eerie shots of dead soldiers hanging from trees, genetically modified Nazis, and disembodied and fanged heads.” So that looks like fun for the whole family. However, for fans of Cloverfield, Abrams told the crowd that “we’re actually …
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J.J. Abrams' WWII Sci-Fi Horror Film Overlord Looks Batshit-Crazy! And It's Not a Cloverfield Movie!

J.J. Abrams shared the first footage from his upcoming new film project that he is producing called Overlord. There have been rumors that this movie would be a part of the Cloverfield cinematic universe, but Abrams made it very clear that this is not a Cloverfield movie. This is an original film that stands on its own. The filmmaker also said that Overlord will be Bad Robot's first R-rated film and says that it's completely batshit crazy! And you know what!? It totally is!

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.
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Paramount Developing A True, Dedicated Cloverfield Sequel

The Cloverfield franchise is a project that’s particularly fascinating in an era of Hollywood filmmaking that seems to hinge on ever-increasing levels of series cohesion. While loyal audiences of the biggest film franchises purposefully seek out closely woven connections between entries, Cloverfield is atypical in its nature as an anthology series. These are films that appear to share only the loosest of connections, while building an expansive new cinematic universe.

It began in 2008, with the giant success of Matt ReevesCloverfield. 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,
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J.J. Abrams Drops ‘Overlord’ Footage at CinemaCon, Promises ‘It’s Not a “Cloverfield” Movie’

J.J. Abrams Drops ‘Overlord’ Footage at CinemaCon, Promises ‘It’s Not a “Cloverfield” Movie’
Producer J.J. Abrams makes films with aliens and monsters, time travel and death-defying stunts. Yet in 17 years, his Bad Robot Productions has never released R-rated content — until now. Paramount Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation delivered the first footage from “Overlord,” out this fall from sophomore feature director Julius Avery (“Son of a Gun”).

“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.
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CinemaCon: Paramount chief greenlights 'A Quiet Place' sequel, promises 'new heights' for studio

CinemaCon: Paramount chief greenlights 'A Quiet Place' sequel, promises 'new heights' for studio
Tiffany Haddish, Jane Fonda, John Cena among on-stage celebrities.

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…
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J.J. Abrams Reveals Overlord As Not Part of Cloverfield Universe

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During Paramount Pictures' presentation at CinemaCon 2018, J.J. Abrams cleared the air about their upcoming film Overlord, denying that it's a Cloverfield film. More within...

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
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A Quiet Place Sequel Being Developed at Paramount Pictures

With A Quiet Place raking in more than $200 million around the globe, Paramount Pictures has announced at Las Vegas' CinemaCon that work on a sequel to John Krasinski's post-apocalyptic horror movie (read Heather Wixson's review here) is underway.

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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J.J. Abrams Says ‘Overlord’ is Not a ‘Cloverfield’ Movie, “Proper” Sequel on the Way

J.J. Abrams Says ‘Overlord’ is Not a ‘Cloverfield’ Movie, “Proper” Sequel on the Way
J.J. Abrams has cracked open his patented mystery box. But just a little bit. The director made an appearance at CinemaCon is Las Vegas to present footage from Bad Robot’s Overlord, which is being touted as the company’s first R-rated film. He also threw water on a popular story spreading all over the internet, insisting that […]

The post J.J. Abrams Says ‘Overlord’ is Not a ‘Cloverfield’ Movie, “Proper” Sequel on the Way appeared first on /Film.
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‘Overlord’ Not ‘Cloverfield’ Movie, Says J.J. Abrams

‘Overlord’ Not ‘Cloverfield’ Movie, Says J.J. Abrams
Contrary to rumors, J.J. Abrams said “Overlord” will not be the fourth film in the “Cloverfield” series. Instead, the horror film about World War II soldiers who find out the Nazis are using supernatural forces and engaging in gruesome experiments, will be Bad Robot’s first R-rated movie.

“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,
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J.J. Abrams Shows First ‘Overlord’ Footage — and Says It’s Not a ‘Cloverfield’ Film

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J.J. Abrams Shows First ‘Overlord’ Footage — and Says It’s Not a ‘Cloverfield’ Film
Speaking via video, J.J. Abrams presented a trailer peek of the upcoming action horror film “Overlord” at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday, and contrary to what has been rumored, it’s not part of the “Cloverfield” series.

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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J.J. Abrams Says ‘Cloverfield’ Sequel “In The Works For Theaters”, Shows Off ‘Overlord’ – CinemaCon

Beaming in by video at CinemaCon, J.J. Abrams introduced a work-in-progress clip for Overlord and casually mentioned, “It’s not a Cloverfield movie,” but one “is in the works for theaters.” He provided no further details, keeping the focus on Bad Robot’s first R-rated movie Overlord, a sci-fi film set during World War II. He introduced footage that follows American paratroopers who, on the eve of D-Day, are dropped behind enemy lines on a critical mission, and begin to…
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Paramount Confirms True Cloverfield Sequel In The Works; It’s ‘Coming Soon’

Paramount has confirmed they are working on a true sequel for Cloverfield. The 2008 found footage movie about a monster attacking Manhattan directed by Matt Reeves and produced by J.J. Abrams with a script by Drew Goddard has only grown in popularity since its release. The film’s Easter egg-filled marketing campaign and unique style earned it success at the box office and with critics – and years later launched an entire universe.
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J.J. Abrams Insists Overlord Isn’t a Secret Cloverfield Movie

J.J. Abrams is insisting that Bad Robot’s upcoming WWII fantasy/horror film Overlord is not secretly the fourth Cloverfield movie. The Cloverfield franchise has traveled a strange path since the original film – a found-footage monster movie for the post-9/11 era – was released in 2008. A followup was unexpectedly released eight years later, but that film (10 Cloverfield Lane) had no apparent connection to the first Cloverfield, its title aside. Then came this year’s The Cloverfield Paradox, which provided an explanation (however confusing) for how these movies are linked and set the stage for Cloverfield 4 in the process.
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All These Movies Are Turning 10 This Year, Because We're Old Now

It may not seem like 2008 was that long ago, but guess what? As of 2018, it's been 10 years since the New York Giants came out of nowhere to upset the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl; since we said goodbye to Boston Legal, Passions, and The Wire; and since we said hello to Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, and Fringe.

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.

Related: Yes, It's Been 20 Years Since These Movies Came Out
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Prepare For The Second Coming With New Deadpool 2 TV Spot

“We’re going to form a super-duper fucking group. And we’ll call ourselves…X-Force!”

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,
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Wade Wilson Hosts Auditions For The X-Force In New Deadpool 2 Promo

“We’re going to form a super-duper fucking group. And we’ll call ourselves…X-Force!”

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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