“Rebel Moon” is an upcoming sci-fi epic directed by Zack Snyder, known for his work on films like Justice League, Man of Steel, and Batman vs Superman. The movie is set in a distant galaxy and is divided into two parts, with the first part titled “Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire.” Here’s what you need to know about the film:
The story revolves around a group of farmers residing on the isolated moon of Veldt. These farmers face an attack from the forces of the Motherworld. Sofia Boutella stars as Kora, a former Imperium soldier who now lives on Veldt. Kora is compelled to confront her violent past when Admiral Atticus Noble (played by Ed Skrein) arrives on Veldt on the orders of Balisarius, the Imperium’s tyrannical leader. Kora must assemble a team of warriors to defend Veldt from the impending threat of the Motherworld.
The concept for “Rebel Moon” originated from an idea Snyder had while in film school in the 1980s. He envisioned a story similar to “The Magnificent Seven” or “Seven Samurai,” but set in space. In 2012, while working on “Man of Steel,” Snyder pitched an earlier version of “Rebel Moon” to Kathleen Kennedy at Lucasfilm, imagining it as a Star Wars story. However, the pitch did not materialize, and Snyder eventually took the project to Netflix.
Snyder initially wanted “Rebel Moon” to be an R-rated film. However, when Disney announced its acquisition of Lucasfilm, including the Star Wars franchise, Snyder realized that his Star Wars pitch would not proceed. Despite this setback, “Rebel Moon” found its home at Netflix with a two-part deal, and both films are set to receive R-rated expansions. The release dates for these explicit versions have not been disclosed.
As of now, specific release dates for both parts of “Rebel Moon” and their R-rated expansions have not been revealed. The movie is highly anticipated among sci-fi and Zack Snyder fans.
In summary, “Rebel Moon” promises to be a space-faring adventure with elements of action, drama, and a strong cast, led by Sofia Boutella. Fans of Zack Snyder’s work and sci-fi enthusiasts can look forward to the release of this epic interstellar saga on Netflix.