Australian director Julius Avery has been tapped to direct the World War II inspired zombie film ‘Overlord’ for Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot, according to Variety.

Based on an original idea by bespectacled Bad Robot head honcho J.J. Abrams and ‘The Hunger Games’ scribe Billy Ray, the story follows “two paratroopers who are caught behind enemy lines after their plane crashes on a mission to destroy a German Radio Tower in a small town outside of Normandy during the D-Day invasion.

After reaching their target, the two paratroopers come to realize that besides fighting off Nazi soldiers, they also must combat against supernatural forces that are a result of a secret Nazi experiment.”

Avery, who won the Cannes Jury Prize for his short film ‘Jerrycan’ in 2008, made his feature directorial debut with the 2014 crime thriller ‘Son Of A Gun’ starring Brenton Thwaites, Ewan McGregor, and Alicia Vikander.

The header image comes from Tommy Wirkola’s excellent 2009 Norwegian horror-comedy ‘Død snø,’ which if you have not seen…we recommend checking it out.