Roll up, Zack Snyder fans – the director with one of the most active fan-bases on the internet is back in business. After a bumper 2021 which finally saw the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, as well as his all-action zombie epic Army Of The Dead, Snyder has just started shooting his next movie – once again for Netflix. While the expanding Dead universe is set to roll on into planned sequel Planet Of The Dead, Snyder is first taking a detour into sci-fi territory with Rebel Moon. To mark the start of production, the filmmaker shared a few snaps on social media.
Beginning life as Snyder’s proposed Star Wars movie, Rebel Moon takes inspiration from Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai – telling the story of a galactic colony who assembles a group of warriors to fend off the tyrannical Balisarius. Snyder’s set of pics includes a black-and-white shot of Djimon Hounsou’s General Titus all armoured up, as well as some behind-the-scenes spaceship shots. The stacked cast also includes Rupert Friend as Balisarius, plus Charlie Hunnam, Sofia Boutella, Jena Malone, Corey Stoll, Michiel Huisman, Cary Elwes, Doona Bae, and Ray Fisher. Snyder has co-written the film’s screenplay with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad.
Expect more updates from Snyder as production on Rebel Moon continues – and expect to see it popping up on Netflix in the next year or so.