J.J. Abrams Re-Teams With Overlord Director For Superhero Film The Heavy

It looks like J.J. Abrams has just fostered a new fruitful relationship with director Julius Avery. While Avery’s upcoming film, Overlord — a World War II zombie flick — has yet to come out, it sounds like his overall experience with Abrams was solid enough that a re-team was in the cards.

According to a new report from Deadline, They will be working together once again for a film called The Heavy. Sadly, the actual details regarding The Heavy are minimal, but it’s being touted as a “subversive superhero movie.” The script is said to be written by Daniel Casey, and from the looks of it, this is the same guy who wrote the upcoming film Kill or Be Killed, which is set to be directed by John Wick‘s Chad Stahelski.

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I think the fact that this is happening is a good sign for Overlord, and will certainly help to drive interest in that film. Overlord is a movie that’s been in the works for quite a while, and as recently as a couple months back, it was believed that Overlord would serve as the next Cloverfield film. However, while J.J. Abrams did confirm that there was another Cloverfield film in the works, he also confirmed that that movie was not Overlord.

Then again…J.J. Abrams does have a history of lying, so a word from him doesn’t really mean a whole lot. How do you feel about him working with Avery again? Does it get you any more excited for Overlord? Sound off down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

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