As the world continues to wait and see if the third “Cloverfield” movie (aka. “God Particle” or “Cloverfield Station”) drops a surprise trailer during the Super Bowl and confirms the rumor that it’s heading to Netflix, the “Cloverfield” team isn’t waisting any time expanding the franchise. /Film has confirmed that a fourth “Cloverfield” film isn’t just confirmed, it’s already finished production. The project is reportedly called “Overload” and is directed by “Son of a Gun” filmmaker Julius Avery.
“Overload” is going to be the first “Cloverfield” movie that’s set in the past, as it takes place during World War II and concerns a Nazi experiment that somehow involves supernatural forces. The movie stars Wyatt Russell and “Fences” breakout Jovan Adepo. Intriguingly, the project was not originated as a “Cloverfield” movie but producer J.J. Abrams realized the high-concept science-fiction storyline could fit well in his anthology universe. The same method was used for “God Particle.”
The official synopsis via /Film reads: “On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.”
The current release date for “Overload” is October 2018, although it may be pushed back as “God Particle”/”Cloverfield Station” still is without a confirmed release date.