Zack Snyder’s partnership with Netflix got off to an exciting start with ARMY OF THE DEAD, Y THR has reported that the director’s next movie for the streaming service will be just as epic. The outlet has announced that Snyder will co-write, direct and produce. Rebel moon, an epic sci-fi fantasy that began as a Star Wars launch a decade ago.
In what sounds like a sci-fi twist Seven samurai, Rebel moon takes place in a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruler named Balisarius. Desperate colonists send a young woman with a mysterious past to search for warriors from neighboring planets to help them resist. “This is me growing up as a fan of Akira Kurosawa, a Star Wars fan,“Snyder told THR.”It’s my love of science fiction and a giant adventure. My hope is that this too becomes massive intellectual property and a buildable universe.“Snyder will co-write the script with Shay Hatten (Army of the dead) and Kurt Johnstad (300).
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As I mentioned before, Rebel moon started as a Star Wars Movie idea Zack Snyder proposed to Lucasfilm before Disney acquired the company. It didn’t end up going anywhere, and Snyder considered turning the project into a series before deciding that it should be a feature film. Although from the sounds of things, it seems that Snyder expects Rebel moon has great franchise potential. Zack Snyder hopes to start production early next year, but added that “I’ve been working on this for so long [that] it is quite advanced.“ Army of the dead is already creating a bigger franchise, like a prequel movie – Army of thieves – is on track to debut on Netflix later this year and an anime series – Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas – is also on the way.