Paramount’s World War II horror movie Overlord will now open on November 9 instead of October 26. The swap comes as the studio released a trailer for the Bad Robot-produced, Julius Avery-directed pic, billed as “the story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day.”
The move means the studio has a lot of faith in the movie, believing it has the grit to play through the competitive holiday period. That second weekend in November is when Paramount launched its Oscar-winning box office sci-fi sleeper Arrival. Not to mention that October 26 pre-Halloween weekend is typically a death zone at the box office as moviegoers hang on to their dollars for more premium fare launching in November.
Overlord moves away from Universal’s Johnny English Strikes Again and Lionsgate’s Hunter Killer on October 26 and will now compete against Sony’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Illumination/Universal’s Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.
Paramount showed off the first trailer for Overlord at CinemaCon and now have launched the official one. Check it out above.