Film of the Day: Overlord

Jovan Adepo as Boyce & Dominic Applewhite as Rosenfeld

JJ Abrams has been right up there for the past decade ladling out a mix of stunning visuals and thrilling stories that set fanboy/girl pulses racing – he’s also bank at the box office, which helps quite a lot! So I think we can excuse him this shameless attempt to cash in on the popularity of the game franchise Call of Duty with this zombie/horror/D-Day actioner.

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success.

Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered soldiers come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen.

Overlord – From Friday 19 July on Sky Cinema Premiere.