With the release of both Zack Snyder’s Justice League as well as Army of the Dead just a few months ago, acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder is certainly one of the busiest men in Hollywood right now, but he is not going to be taking a break anytime soon.
Just today, it was announced that Snyder is set to direct, produce, and co-write titled Rebel Moon, which is said to be a science-fiction epic. It will be released on Netflix, following in the heels of his latest film, the aforementioned zombie film Army of the Dead.
Snyder’s script will be co-written alongside Shay Hatten who previously worked on Army with him, as well as Kurt Johnstad who also served as a screenwriter on one of Snyder’s earliest projects 300. Snyder’s wife, Deborah Snyder, will also produce the project.
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 people dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them make a stand.
“This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan,” Snyder tells 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.”
On the world depicted in Rebel Moon, “I’ve spent the last two or three years building out this universe. Every corner has to be painted in. I’ve been doing designs, constantly drawing and really cultivating its fertile ground to make this world fully realized.”
It is said to begin filming starting in early 2022, with Snyder stating “I’ve been working on this on the side for so long, it’s pretty far along.”
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