Bad Robot Adds Six New Films

Get ready horror fans, it looks like Bad Robot has some interesting films in the work. Deadline is reporting that Bad Robot has locked in six new projects from rising filmmakers.

While there isn’t too much to learn about the films just yet, The Steps is a demonic possession story written by Blair Butler and directed by Stefan Grube. Megan Amram will be writing a horror film which is yet to have a title but is described as a female-driven horror allegory.

The other four films which seem non-horror related are The Seven Sisters of Scott County, Everything Must Go, Only the Lonely, and an untitled time hop film written by Ben Shiffrin.

Bad Robot recently unleashed the WWII horror film Overlord which is getting positive reviews at the box office. The movie follows a group of American paratroopers as they prepare for battle in a Nazi-occupied village. The brave soliders soon learn that something more sinister is afoot.

We’ll be sure to keep you up to date here at Horror News Network when we learn more about the latest projects coming from Bad Robot.

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Bad Robot Options Untitled High School-Set Thriller, “With a Socially Relevant Twist”

We don’t yet have a title or plot, but Deadline reports that J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot has won a competitive auction and optioned a feature pitch from “The Crown” writer Ed Hemming.

“Plot details are being kept under wraps on the in-demand pitch, which is understood to be a high school-set thriller in the present day with a socially relevant twist.”

The site adds, “The project was pitched as a TV or film project but Bad Robot is positioning it as a movie.”

More on this one as we learn it.

Allison Janney Boards Bad Robot Thriller ‘Lou’

Described as “Thelma and Louise meets Taken,” Bad Robot’s thriller Lou will be directed by “Outlander” and “Jessica Jones” director Anna Foerster, and THR reports today that Allison Janney (I, Tonya) has signed on to star.

The film follows a young woman and her landlord, Lou, who team up to track down the former’s child after the girl is kidnapped by her estranged husband. Janney will play the landlord, a hard-shelled and rule-breaking woman that has unexpectedly impressive tracking abilities, among other skill sets.

J.J. Abrams and Braden Aftergood will produce.

Maggie Cohn wrote the script, with revision by Jack Stanley.

New OVERLORD Poster Stops the Unstoppable

J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot’s zombie-horror WWII flick Overlord will be Bad Robot’s first R-rated film, and today we have an all-new poster. Check it out to the right!

Related: OVERLORD Review: The Best WOLFENSTEIN Movie We Could Ask For

The film is rated R for “strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language, and brief sexual content.” Are you excited for Overlord? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Overlord is directed by Julius Avery from a script written by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith and stars Wyatt Russell, Iain De Caestecker, Pilou Asbæk, and Jovan Adepo. J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber produce. The film is in theatres and IMAX on November 9, 2018.


On the eve of D-Day, paratroopers drop behind enemy lines to carry out a crucial mission for the invasion. As they approach their target, they soon begin to realize there’s more going on in the Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.

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