JJ Abrams sets WWII thriller for 2018 launch

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JJ Abrams' Nazi zombies are coming sooner than we anticipated, as Overlord has officially been given a 2018 release date.

According to Deadline, Paramount has announced that Overlord is set to arrive in cinemas on October 26 of next year, so just in time for Halloween.

Abrams' studio Bad Robot is to produce the new World War II movie that JJ himself and The Hunger Games' Billy Ray dreamed up.

Overlord follows American paratroopers on the eve of D-Day as they are confronted by the only thing worse than Nazis: undead Nazis.

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The military will find themselves fighting against supernatural forces in a Nazi-occupied village as they get caught up in a terrifying experiment.

Son of a Gun director Julius Avery will take charge of the movie, which is set to star Fences' Jovan Adepo and 22 Jump Street's Wyatt Russell.

The Force Awakens director Abrams has been pretty busy so far this year, producing a whole load of new projects including The God Particle, which is actually the next instalment in the Cloverfield series.

But one thing he won't be putting his name to is another reboot, as JJ has officially declared himself out of the remake game.

Admitting he doesn't have "any desire" to work on rebooted projects, he added: "I feel like I've done enough of that, that I'm more excited about working on things that are original ideas that perhaps one day someone else will have to reboot."

Will Overlord get a reboot? Only time will tell...

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