The Cloverfield franchise is showing no signs of slowing down, with the fourth film in the series already touted to be the craziest one yet.
"Overlord ... First of all, it's something that I can't wait for you to see 'cause the director, Julius Avery, has done an amazing job on it," he told Digital Spy. "But the specifics, you know, we should wait and see. But that's really a crazy movie."
After the commercial and critical success of its first two films, the latest chapter in the franchise, The Cloverfield Paradox, received a mixed response. Critics didn't care for the film, and most fans were inclined to agree. Now, the fourth entry is fast approaching, and Abrams' promise that the movie is something special might come as relief to some now wary of the sci-fi/horror brand.
The Cloverfield franchise made a name for itself with its unconventional marketing campaign. The first film, 2008's Cloverfield, was shrouded in mystery up until its theatrical release. The 2016 follow-up, 10 Cloverfield Lane, was only announced as an official sequel a few weeks before release. And while we did know that The God Particle, aka Cloverfield 3, aka The Cloverfield Paradox, was coming, its release blindsided everyone, as it arrived on Netflix mere hours after the worldwide debut of its trailer during Super Bowl LII.
Not much is known about Overlord, save that it takes place in 1944 and involves a pair of military paratroopers who stumble upon Nazis experimenting with supernatural forces. How the movie ties into the wider Cloverfield mythos remains to be seen.
Overlord comes to theaters on Oct. 26. The film stars Jovan Adepo, John Magno, Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine, Pilou Asbaek, Jacob Anderson and Iain De Caestecker.