Overlord Is the Closest We'll Get to a Call of Duty Nazi Zombies Movie

Overlord Is the Closest We'll Get to a Call of Duty Nazi Zombies Movie

Activision Blizzard is still working on a Call of Duty film, but its been beaten to the punch here.

Earlier today, Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot released a trailer for a film called Overlord. The movie tells the story of four American soldiers who find themselves stranded behind enemy lines in France during World War II. The Nazis are doing some experimenting in a wartorn town that leads to all kinds weirdness, including what looks to be zombies.

A small number of semi-trained fighting folk? The presence of the Nazis in some out-of-the-way location? Various types of zombies? Yeah, it looks like Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot are releasing a film based on Call of Duty's fan-favorite Nazi Zombies mode. Sure, it's not a direct translation, given that nothing was licensed, but it's damned close. It's especially apt given that Call of Duty WW2 just released last year, with its own Nazi Zombie mode.

Activision Blizzard Studios is still working on its own Call of Duty film. That film will be helmed Sicario: Day of the Soldado director Stefano Sollima, and the studio is hoping it will be the beginning of a film franchise. No actors have been cast yet and the film has no release window.

If you're keeping up with the productions of Bad Robot and Abrams, you're probably wondering if this is a film in the Cloverfield universe. Abrams himself has already claimed that the film is not a part of that rough series. Overlord was directed by Son of a Gun director Julius Avery, and written by The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips writer Billy Ray with additional writing from The Revenant scripter Mark L. Smith. It's coming to theaters on November 9, 2018.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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