Zack Snyder to direct sci-fi adventure Rebel Moon for Netflix
James R | On 07, Jul 2021
Zack Snyder is reteaming with Netflix for sci-fi adventure Rebel Moon.
The film continues Netflix’s relationship with Snyder, who just helmed zombie thriller Army of the Dead for the streamer. It also marks a reunion with Shay Hatten, who wrote Army of the Dead and also the German-language prequel to the zombie flick, Army of Thieves, starring and directed by Matthias Schweighöfer, plus the anime spin-off Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas.
Hatten is co-writing Rebel Moon with Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, with produces on the project including Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller and Zack Snyder for The Stone Quarry, plus Eric Newman for Grand Electric. One of Netflix’s most prolific producers, Newman drafted Snyder to direct his first film, Dawn of The Dead, in 2004. Netflix’s Scott Stuber oversaw that film in his then role of vice-chairman of Universal.
Rebel Moon will take us to a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy, which finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius. They dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighbouring planets to help them take a stand.