Shadow in The Cloud looks like it has a fun premise. Chloë Grace Moretz stars as a mysterious woman being escorted on a secret mission to deliver a secret box in the middle of WWII. There are monsters, there’s mayhem, and there’s a ton of general badassery. There’s also a ham-fisted, cartoonish level of misogamy that’s used to show the men who are flying the escort plane are jerks who will learn a big lesson when they underestimate the girl with the box. They go so far out of the way to let you know this in the trailer that it kind of takes away from the vibe of what looks like it could be a great story otherwise.
The new film comes from the producer of Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2. Along with Moretz, the film stars Nick Robinson, Beulah Koale, and Taylor John Smith. Shadow in the Cloud crashes onto video on demand on January 1, 2021.
In the throes of World War II, Captain Maude Garrett (CHLOË GRACE MORETZ) joins the all-male crew of a B-17 bomber with a top-secret package. Caught off guard by the presence of a woman on a military flight, the crew tests Maude’s every move. Just as her quick wit is winning them over, strange happenings and holes in her backstory incite paranoia surrounding her true mission. But this crew has more to fear…lurking in the shadows, something sinister is tearing at the heart of the plane. Trapped between an oncoming air ambush and an evil lurking within, Maude must push beyond her limits to save the hapless crew and protect her mysterious cargo. Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Beulah Koale, Taylor John Smith Directed by: Roseanne Liang