Style Living Self Celebrity Geeky News and Views
In the Paper BrandedUp Hello! Create with us Privacy Policy

Zack Snyder shares concept art and cast for Netflix sci-fi film ‘Rebel Moon’

By Kara Santos Published Feb 10, 2022 4:59 pm

Zack Synder has unveiled new concept art and new cast members for the upcoming science-fiction film Rebel Moon, which is in development for Netflix.

Rebel Moon is described as a grand fantasy adventure, which Snyder has said is inspired by his love for Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa movies.

Joining the previously announced Sofia Boutella in Snyder’s next Netflix-backed project are Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim), Djimon Hounsou (Amistad), Ray Fisher (Justice League), Doona Bae (Kingdom, The Silent Sea).

Other cast members include Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Staz Nair (Supergirl), E. Duffy (Girlfriends), Charlotte Maggi and Sky Yang. 

Fisher previously worked with Snyder on Justice League, where he starred as Cyborg.

Rebel Moon will also reunite Snyder with Malone after their work together on Sucker Punch

To mark the casting announcement, the Army of the Dead director shared first look concept art from the movie on social media on Thursday (Feb. 10).

As reported by Variety, Snyder first developed the project as a pitch for the Star Wars universe before Disney’s 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm. 

Snyder began refashioning the project into an original property while working on Netflix’s zombie heist film Army of the Dead.

According to Snyder, the aim is to build out Rebel Moon as a franchise in the same way that Army of the Dead is expanding with a prequel film and an anime series for the streamer.

The script, which Snyder co-wrote with Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead, John Wick 3) and Kurt Johnstad (300, Atomic Blonde), follows 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.

Snyder and his producing partner and wife Deborah Snyder are producing Rebel Moon with Wesley Coller through their company The Stone Quarry, along with Eric Newman through his Grand Electric banner. Sarah Bowen, also with Grand Electric, will executive produce. 

Production on Rebel Moon is set to begin sometime in 2022. Netflix has not yet announced a release date for the sci-fi flick.