Nazi Zombie certainly aren’t a new invention for horror fans, in fact, it’s infiltrated just about every entertainment medium out there. Shockingly though, I can’t recall a big budget Hollywood take on the subject.
But that might soon change as J.J. Abrams and Paramount have finally found a director for their long-gestating Nazi Zombie project “Overlord.” According to Variety director Julius Avery (“Son of a Gun”) will sitting in the director’s chair for the project. “Overlord” has actually been kicking around at Paramount since 2007. Who knows why it suddenly gain traction as the zombie resurgence happened years ago, but I’m still interested in seeing how this one turns out.
The idea supposedly was the brainchild of J.J. Abrams and writer Billy Ray (not the singer.) Billy Ray then actually wrote out the script. Ray is an interesting writer as he’s written stuff ranging from “Volcano” to “Captain Phillips.” The script then got some additional polishing from “Revenant” writer Mark Smith.
So what is “Overlord” about? Here’s how Variety describes it:
The story follows two paratroopers who are caught behind enemy lines after their plane crashes on a mission to destroy a German Radio Tower in a small town outside of Normandy during the D-Day invasion. After reaching their target, the two paratroopers come to realize that besides fighting off Nazi soldiers, they also must combat against supernatural forces that are a result of a secret Nazi experiment.
Variety is also reporting that they’ve already started the casting process for the film, so it might not be long before we hear about about it. Stay tuned.