We’re used to World War II action adventures, but when you mix in horror elements such as monsters (beyond those that were already present in WWII) then you get something else all together – Overlord.

The movie follows a group of American paratroopers on D-Day. They’re dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the success of the invasion, but when they come across a mysterious Nazi lab beneath a church, the soldiers face enemies unlike any that the world has ever seen.

J.J. Abrams conceived the original idea and has also produced Overlord, and he speaks about it in the featurette below, along with director Julius Avery and some of the cast.

Overlord lands in Australian cinemas on November 8.