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New Overlord Trailer: It's An All-Out Nazi Zombie War

The only thing worse than Nazis and zombies are Nazi zombies. Don't believe us? Let the final trailer for Overlord, which Paramount Pictures dropped on Friday, convince you. 

Clocking in at a second shy of a minute, the new look at Overlord doesn't spill too many details regarding what will go down in the J.J. Abrams-produced horror flick, but it does spill enough blood and spray enough bullets to prove that a war is in motion. Not just any war, of course — a war between a team of American paratroopers (Jovan Adepo, John Magaro, Wyatt Russell, and Iain De Caestecker) and undead soldiers who were brought back to life in a clandestine lab in Nazi-occupied France. 

The trailer opens on Russell's Sergeant Ford grilling Pilou Asbæk's Dr. Wafner, asking him about what horrors rest inside the Nazi lab tucked underneath a church and, more importantly, what happens to the people who are taken there. Wafner responds, "They have been given a purpose" as the camera pans to show a tray of syringes, corpses strapped to tables, and a once-human creature lurching through a hallway, craning its neck and jutting out its jaw as it moves. 

Wafner's mention of a "purpose" repeats in voiceover throughout the trailer, leading us to the central narrative of Overlord: the paratrooper crew, tasked with destroying a German Radio Tower on the eve of D-Day, decide to utilize the lab's drugs to revive De Caestecker's Chase after he is killed. Little does the team know that their fallen pal won't return to the realm of the living and continue on in the same way he did before he died. He'll become a mutated, flesh-hungry monster — and another target for the group to take down. 

Billed as a "thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist," Overlord looks to add a heaping dollop of freshness to the horror genre, as it blends the frightening elements fans love (guts, gore, lots o' zombies) with black comedy and high-octane action, and sets the whole thing against the backdrop of World War II. What's not to love?

Overlord, directed by Julius Avery, will arrive in theaters on November 9.