Having already teamed with Netflix for ‘Army of the Dead’ Zack Snyder is cementing the relationship even further with the streamer for a sci-fi project ‘Rebel Moon.’
Said to be another franchise vehicle, the story is centred around an enigmatic young woman who is given the responsibility by a peaceful colony on the outskirts of the galaxy to find warriors who can fend off an impending invasion by the despotic Regent Balisarius.
If you thinking it sounds like it bears a resemblance to a ‘Star Wars’ movie, you wouldn’t be far wrong. Snyder is said to have been inspired by his love for the franchise and even pitched the story for the ‘Star Wars’ universe that pre-dated Disney’s 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm.
Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead, John Wick 3) and Kurt Johnstad (300, Atomic Blonde) are co-writing the script with Snyder. Snyder will also produce alongside his wife Deborah Snyder. Eric Newman through his Grand Electric banner will also produce.
Production is due to commence in early 2022. Casting has yet to take place.