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Cloverfield 4: Could JJ Abrams upcoming World War 2 movie Overlord be the next instalment in the Clover-verse?

Starring Jovan Adepo (Fences) and Wyatt Russell (Black Mirror)

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 21 March 2017 15:29 GMT
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Below the surface: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr star in the creepy ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’
Below the surface: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr star in the creepy ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ (Paramount Pictures)

Following the secret release of 10 Cloverfield Lane - produced under the name The Cellar - almost everything JJ Abrams touches sparks rumours of another Cloverfield film.

Late last year, Paramount seemingly confirmed upcoming project God Particle would be the third film in the series, starring Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zhang Ziyi, David Oyelowo and Chris O’Dowd.

Collider is speculating that Overlord - a World War II film starring Jovan Adepo (Fences) and Wyatt Russell (Black Mirror) - may very well be the fourth Cloverfield-related project.

Directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun) and written by Billy Ray (The Hunger Games) and Mark L. Smith (The Revenant), Overlord follows some American paratroopers dropped German lines the day before D-Day. As the small group approach a Nazi-occupied French town, they realise something mysterious is going on.

This, of course, sounds very Colver-verse - a pretty standard film setup with an extraterrestrial and surprising twist to finish with. When you consider 10 Cloverfield Lane producer Lindsey Weber will once again act as producer alongside Abrams, it’s all but guaranteed.

Meanwhile, the release date for Cloverfield 3/God Particle was pushed back last year, now reaching cinemas on the 27 October.

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