Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon – Part One | BBFC rating, running time confirmed

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The first of Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon film is getting a 15 certificate in the UK, as more details are revealed.

Zack Snyder may have never got to make a Star Wars film in the world of Lucasfilm, but over the next two years we’re going to see what happens when he takes Netflix’s money to try and make a space opera of his own.

He’s making his own Rebel Moon saga, with Part One arriving this year, and part two in 2024. We’ve already been told that we’re getting two cuts of each film, but will come to that in a sec. Let’s get to the bit of the story that actually delivers on the headline. Imagine that.

The BBFC has officially classified the first of the two films, Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child Of Fire. It’s confirmed that the version it’s seen runs to a surprisingly sprightly (by Snyder standards) 134 minutes. Which, when you include the end credits suggests a two hour movie.

The film is getting a brief outing in cinemas before Netflix debuts it on its streaming service, and has earmarked 15th December 2023 for the release. What’s more, the BBFC has classified the film as a 15 for ‘strong violence, sexual threat’. More specifically, as the BBFC has noted here “This fast-paced, intense US sci-fi drama features frequent action sequences and occasional bloody images, as a ruthless army seeks to crush a rebel force. A distressing scene of sexual threat occurs amongst the violence.”

Snyder has also already teased a harder cut of the film, with a director’s cut that he revealed earlier this year would run for an hour or so longer.

Then, next April, we get Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver, which is also expected initially to clock in around the two hour mark.

For now, we’ll leave you with the teaser trailer for the first film, and its synopsis.

Trailer first..

And the synopsis…

From Zack Snyder, the filmmaker behind 300, Man of Steel, and Army of the Dead, comes REBEL MOON, an epic science-fantasy event decades in the making. When a peaceful colony on the edge of a galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruling force, Kora (Sofia Boutella), a mysterious stranger living among the villagers, becomes their best hope for survival. Tasked with finding trained fighters who will unite with her in making an impossible stand against the Mother World, Kora assembles a small band of warriors — outsiders, insurgents, peasants and orphans of war from different worlds who share a common need for redemption and revenge. As the shadow of an entire Realm bears down on the unlikeliest of moons, a battle over the fate of a galaxy is waged, and in the process, a new army of heroes is formed.

The Netflix release, incidentally, is set for December 22nd.

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