Zack Snyder's Next Movie, Rebel Moon, Is A Netflix Exclusive

Zack Snyder has told stories of Spartan warriors, superheroes, and zombies, and now he's heading to outer space for Rebel Moon.


Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead hit Netflix earlier this year, and it sounds like the director had a good experience with the streaming giant. His next film, Rebel Moon, will be exclusive to the streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The story features a tyrannical lord named Balisarius, who threatens a galactic colony, according to THR, requiring a young woman to recruit warriors from neighboring planets to fight off the invasion.

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"This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan," Snyder told THR. "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 story is reportedly based on a Star Wars pitch Snyder made around the time Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, which put an end to any ongoing conversations about it at that time. Now, Snyder is co-writing the script with Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead, John Wick: Chapter 4) and Kurt Johnstad (300, Atomic Blonde). The director is also producing the movie, once again with wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder, as well as previous Snyder collaborator Eric Newman.

Snyder plans to begin production in early 2022 after spending "the last two or three years building out this universe," the director said. While Rebel Moon is a couple years out, Snyder's Army of the Dead is among one of the most-watched movies on Netflix thanks to the 72 million households that tuned in for the film in the first week of release. Zack Snyder's Justice League hit HBO Max this spring. While about half of its viewers didn't roll credits on the four-hour epic, it still had some interesting things to say about its heroes.

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