Director Zack Snyder has taken to his preferred social media site Vero to share a piece of concept art that gives an early look at his next project, Rebel Moon, a sci-fi film he’s making for the Netflix streaming service. You can check out this piece of art below. It shows a bunch of gun-toting characters in creepy costumes trudging through a stormy atmosphere… so things are looking promising so far.
Snyder crafted the story for Rebel Moon with 300 co-writer Kurt Johnstad, and the pair wrote the screenplay with Army of the Dead co-writer Shay Hatten. The events of the film are
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.
Snyder said he was inspired to make Rebel Moon because he grew up “as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan. 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.” The project actually started out as a Star Wars pitch that Snyder put together years ago. When the idea didn’t gain traction as a Star Wars movie, Snyder and producer Eric Newman considered developing it into a TV series before setting it up as a feature at Netflix.
Snyder, his wife Deborah Snyder, and Wesley Coller are producing Rebel Moon through their company Stone Quarry. Newman is producing via his banner, Grand Electric, while Grand Electric’s Sarah Bowen executive produces.
Snyder says Rebel Moon will begin filming in “a few months”. So far the only cast member we know about is Sofia Boutella.