Monday, July 23, 2018

AC/DC classic featured in trailer for WWII horror film Overlord

AC/DC’s 1980 classic, “Hells Bells”, is featured in the trailer for the upcoming World War II horror movie, "Overlord."

Set to arrive in theaters on November 9, the film sees a group of American paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines during the summer 1944 Battle Of Normandy – codenamed Operation Overlord – as part of the Allied invasion of German-occupied Western Europe. As the soldiers approach their target on the eve of D-Day, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.

Produced by J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber and directed by Julius Avery ("Son Of A Gun"), “Overlord” stars Jovan Adepo, Jacob Anderson and Wyatt Russell, among others.

“Hells Bells” was the third single issued from “Back In Black”, AC/DC’s first record with singer Brian Johnson; the project went on to become the biggest selling rock album of all time – with sales of more than 50 million copies worldwide – placing it second on the all-time sales list behind only Michael Jackson’s 1982 smash, “Thriller.”

Launched with the lead single, “You Shook Me All Night Long”, the project reached No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 22 million copies Stateside.

Produced by Mutt Lange, “Back In Black” was released five months after the passing of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, who died after a night of heavy drinking in London … and shortly before the group were set to enter the recording studio. The record’s black cover served as the band’s tribute to Scott, who was poised for international stardom with the group following the success of 1979’s “Highway To Hell.”

Following the completion of a world tour in support of 2014’s “Rock Or Bust”, AC/DC’s future is unknown as guitarist Angus Young is the sole remaining original member of the band.

See also:

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