Ok, so we’ve had off the top off my head Shock Waves, Oasis Of The Zombies, Frankenstein’s Army, Blood Creek, Zombie Lake, plus Outpost and Dead Snow plus their sequels. There’s probably a few more I haven’t thought of. Anyway, nazi zombies are nothing new in horror cinema and first appeared in the 1970’s. This doesn’t seem to bother J.J. Abrams and Paramount, as their long-gestating nazi zombie project Overlord is suddenly gaining traction.
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.
This project has been kicking around since 2007, when Billy Ray [Captain Phillips] wrote a script based on an idea he and Abrams cooked up. Then another writer, Mark Smith [The Revenant] did some re-writing. And then nothing happened…..until now, where, according to Variety director Julius Avery [Son of a Gun] will be sitting in the director’s chair for the project. Variety is also reporting that they’ve already started the casting process for the film, so we should have some more news about this quite soon.
Could this be the definitive nazi zombie movie?