Still reeling over Halloween being yet another 365 days away? Thankfully, while you would have to wait a year for costumes and trick or treating, there is no shortage of new horror movie releases in the last few months of 2018.
Case in point: Overlord.
Overlord is a war horror film that is scheduled to come out this week. With the premiere merely days away, the cast and crew have been in a roller coaster ride of promoting the movie. Based on their accounts, Overlord would be one hell of a ride for viewers – enough to lighten those Halloween blues.
In an interview with Screen Rant, Overlord director, Julius Avery, and Overlord cast member, Pilou Asbæk, revealed exciting details about their newest release. Asbæk was quick to gush about the upcoming film. According to the Game of Thrones actor, it is the kind of film that you watch with your friends:
“It’s one of those films you want to see with your friends. I saw it for the first time in a big IMAX cinema, alone. And this film really, it gets on your skin because it’s intense. It’s high paced, it’s intense. You never know what’s around the corner. Honestly, you never know because it could be a monster, or an American soldier, or whatever. But, when I saw the first 15 minutes of this film, I felt like I want to give high fives. I wanted to go like, ‘f*** yeah!’”
The pair also spoke about how enjoyable working with the cast and crew of Overlord has been. It was a highly collaborative environment that encouraged people to submit their ideas without the threat of insult:
“I value everyone’s opinion, and I like strong opinions. I think great actors, they come prepared with their idea of what they want. They’ll always try– I always love it when an actor plays. They try everything and they allow themselves to be open. The only way you can do that is by creating a team environment where everyone feels safe. And if you drop the ball, no one’s going to f***ing laugh at you. I always try and keep the time pressure off of the set. I don’t like anyone looking at the clock or anyone chattering about that. We’ve got time. Let’s explore it” explained Avery.
Avery and Asbæk weren’t the only Overlord crew who gushed about the upcoming movie. In a separate Screen Rant interview, Jovan Adepo, the actor who plays the instrumental Pvt. Boyce, explained that the movie was both fun and insightful. For him, the main takeaway is that not everything is black and white. However, even in war, morality should be at the center of anyone’s actions:
“There’s a fine line between right and wrong. And when it comes to heroes and villains, I think that we all kind of play both sides of that, at times. I think as long as your, your morality is in tune. I think that’s what separates you from being a hero and a villain, I think.”
Overlord is scheduled to be released in the US on November 9, 2018.