A couple more cast members have also been announced for the Zack Snyder’s ‘take’ on Star Wars, set to hit Netflix in due course.
After years of battles with Warner Bros over the making of Justice League and the creative direction of the DC Extended Universe of films, Zack Snyder seems to have found a happy home at Netflix. His next project, Rebel Moon, has been confirmed as an epic two-part ode to Star Wars movies and Kurosawa flicks. Whilst that’s some heavy name-checking to invoke, Snyder is a supremely confident filmmaker and is undoubtedly a darling of the Netflix stable following the IP-launching success of Army Of The Dead.
We’ve known for a while that the film was likely going to come in two parts, but with that now seemingly confirmed there’s also talks of spin-offs emerging too, with Rebel Moon presumably set to chart a similar path to Snyder’s Army of the Dead, where other movies, TV shows and anime are following.
Casting for the film has already been announced, with Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Bae Doona and Ray Fisher set to form the ensemble for the two-part sci-fi fantasy feature. However, we know know that Saw's Cary Elwes along with House of Cards’ Corey Stoll, Game Of Thrones’ Michiel Huisman and Ozark's Alfonso Herrera have all now joined the cast of the project.
The film promises to be a sci-fi adventure where ‘the story is 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 people dispatch a young woman (Boutella) with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighbouring planets to help them make a stand.’
According to reports, Snyder originally developed Rebel Moon as an actual Star Wars project over a decade ago for a pre-Disney Lucasfilm. That obviously didn’t work out but he has reportedly retooled the story to exist outside of the Star Wars universe.
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