Following his success stories with zombies and thieves on Netflix, Zack Snyder is teaming up with the streaming service once again for a sci-fi adventure. The film, titled Rebel Moon, is set for release in 2023. The film’s idea, conceived a decade ago, was Snyder’s pitch for the Star Wars franchise, but it was never made.
Thanks to the involvement of streaming giant Netflix, Snyder will now be able to realize his vision for a Star Wars-inspired film. Snyder, Shay Hatten, and Kurt Johnstad are collaborating on the screenplay. It is due to begin filming in 2022.
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— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) July 6, 2021
What is the plot of Rebel Moon?
As stated above, the movie is primarily inspired by the Star Wars franchise. The official synopsis revealed by The Hollywood Reporter is as follows:
“The story is set in motion when a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Balisarius. Desperate, the colonists dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them make a stand.”
To fans delight, Synder also released a concept art on his Vero account in 2021:
The cast of Rebel Moon
Algerian actress Sofia Boutela, 39, will take the lead in Synder’s Netflix sci-fi adventure. She is the ensemble’s lone confirmed actor. Boutella rose to success after her breakout performance in the hit franchise film The Kingsman, which led to her appearances in Universal’s The Mummy alongside Tom Cruise, Atomic Blonde with Charlize Theron, Ramin Bahrini’s Fahrenheit 451 for HBO, and A24’s Climax for Gaspar Noé.
Neither Zack Snyder nor Netflix has revealed who will be in the cast of the film. According to What’s on Netflix, three more character breakdowns have been revealed: Noble, Gunnar, and Balisarius.
Rebel Moon Filming Details
It was confirmed by ProductionWeekly that the filming would extend from March 1, 2022, until August 31, 2022. Filming will take place in Inyo County, California, in the United States.
Rebel Moon Cinematic Universe or not?
The picture has been dubbed Rebel Moon Part I, according to ProductionWeekly, hinting that further Netflix installments are already in the works. In addition, Snyder has already outlined his idea for the Rebel Moon cinematic universe in his conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s my love of sci-fi and a giant adventure. My hope is that this also becomes a massive IP and a universe that can be built out,” he said.
When is Rebel Moon Releasing?
Netflix hasn’t revealed any particular release date for Rebel Moon, but considering its production the film could arrive in early 2023.
For the unversed, Dawn of the Dead, a zombie apocalypse film, marked Snyder’s major motion picture directorial debut in 2004. He’s directed 300 (2007), Watchmen (2009), Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole (2010), Sucker Punch (2011), Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Army of the Dead since then, in addition to Justice League (2021). He’s also written and produced a number of other movies, including multiple DC features, the 300 sequel, and the Army of the Dead prequel.