Zack Snyder reveals behind-the-scenes look at ‘Rebel Moon’
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Zack Snyder reveals behind-the-scenes look at 'Rebel Moon'

Acclaimed for his directorial feats in DC Universe’s Justice League and the post-apocalyptic thriller Army of the Dead, Zack Snyder recently made a memorable appearance at Netflix’s Tudum global fan event in Brazil. On this occasion, Snyder surprised audiences with a sneak peek into his upcoming science-fantasy spectacle, Rebel Moon.

Joined by his wife, Deborah Snyder, and lead star Sofia Boutella, the accomplished director unveiled a thrilling glimpse into the film’s making process. In Snyder’s usual fashion, Rebel Moon promises to blend heart-stopping and stylish action with intricate storytelling. It’s also so big that Netflix has decided to split the film into two parts.

“I’ve been working on this story for quite a while,” Snyder shared during the event. “It’s about a group of farmers on the edge of the galaxy that gets visited by the armies of the Mother World, which are the bad guys. The farmers have to decide to fight or submit.”

A featurette released at the event hints at the film’s central theme of fighting against impossible odds and brutal tyranny, a concept familiar to fans of Snyder’s previous work Sucker Punch. In the new movie, the peaceful colony at the galaxy’s edge finds itself under threat by the armies of an oppressive force.

 Stepping up to become their best hope for survival is Kora, portrayed by Sofia Boutella, a mysterious stranger living amongst the villagers. Kora brings together outsiders, insurgents, and survivors of war from different worlds to fight against the oppressors.

News of the upcoming film from Synder follows his surprising plans to launch a “ridiculous scale” RPG video game, which is reported to be set in the same universe. As Netflix’s Rebel Moon logline describes, “A battle over the fate of a galaxy is waged, and in the process, a new army of heroes is formed.”

Boasting an impressive ensemble cast, including Ed Skrein, Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Cleopatra Coleman, Jena Malone, Fra Fee and the legendary Anthony Hopkins, Rebel Moon is set to land on Netflix on December 22.

Watch the preview below.