Cloverfield 4 Has Been Filmed And It's a World War II Thriller
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There may not be a title for the third Cloverfield movie just yet, but the fourth film in the anthology series is already in the can. That's right, though it has no release date or official announcement, Cloverfield 4 has already been filmed.
That bit of news comes from Slashfilm, which reports that the working title for the film is Overlord and it's set during World War II--far different from the space station setting of the third Cloverfield movie that's coming later in 2018. A synopsis for Overlord reads, "On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment."
Like Cloverfield 3, which was originally titled God Particle, Overlord started out as a film not set in this franchise's universe. It's possible that aspects of the movie were changed to line up with the Cloverfield universe.
Overlord is directed by Julius Avery and stars Wyatt Russell and Jovan Adepo. According to Box Office Mojo, the film is currently set for a theatrical release on October 26, but there's no telling if that is official.
As for the next Cloverfield movie, Netflix is in talks to acquire the film previously known as God Particle, according to The Hollywood Reporter. All that's been announced thus far is an April release--following several delays. Whether it ends up in theaters or on Netflix remains to be seen.