#screensparks: julius avery to direct ww2 supernatural thriller ‘overlord’

Australian director Julius Avery is attached to direct the Nazi feature Overlord with JJ Abrams and Paramount set to produce and distribute.

The film, written by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith, is about two paratroopers caught behind enemy lines who must confront supernatural forces, which are the result of Nazi experiments.

Julius’ feature debut was the 2014 Australian film Son of a Gun starring Ewan McGregor and Brenton Thwaites, which screened in competition at the London Film Festival.

He made his mark on the industry back in 2008 when his short Jerrycan won at Cannes followed by another win at Sundance.

Read more about Julius on IMDB.

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