An intergalactic war breaks out against the tyranny of an old despot
Balisarius is a tyrannical despot in control of huge armies that threaten a peaceful colony on the very edge of the galaxy. The people of the planet send off an emissary with a mysterious past to seek out protectors and helpers against the oncoming threat. With warriors from neighbouring planets rising to the call of resistance against tyranny and readying themselves to face the villainous Balisarius an epic battle is set that will define the course of the galaxy.
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Rebel Moon will be released on December 22nd, 2023. It will premiere on streaming service Netflix.
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What to know
Zack Synder gets his scrapped Star Wars pitch off the ground with Netflix
Rebel Moon is an upcoming sci-fi epic fantasy film directed and written by Zack Synder. Rebel Moon is set to be a two-part movie event released on Netflix and produced by Zack and Deborah Synder through their production company The Stone Quarry in association with Grand Electric. The script for the film was written by Zack Synder, Kurt Johnstad (300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Atomic Blonde) and Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead, Army of Thieves, John Wick Chapter 3). The original idea for the film was pitched to Lucasfilm as a Star Wars film with a more mature take on the universe. However after Lucasfilms acquisition by the Walt Disney Company in 2012, the pitch was scrapped and Synder began developing the project with Netflix.
The film is led by Algerian actress Sofia Boutella. known for her roles in Atomic Blonde and Climax. She is joined by Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Ray Fisher, Jena Malone, Doona Bae and Anthony Hopkins.
July 6, 2021
Zack Synder confirms that Rebel Moon will be his next feature film and that he is set to write, direct and produce the intergalactic epic for Netflix. (Source: Hollywood Reporter)
November 2, 2021
The first casting announcement saw the confirmation of Sofia Boutella as a character named Kora. (Source: Deadline)
February 9, 2022
The ensemble cast was confirmed to include: Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Bae Doona, Ray Fisher, Jena Malone, Staz Nair, E. Duffy, Charlotte Maggi and Sky Yang. Filming was set to be starting in April 2022 and going all the way through to November 2022 as a result of back-to-back filming of the two-part movie event. (Source: Deadline)
June 8, 2022
Anthony Hopkins was confirmed as the voice of Jimmy, JC1435 a sentient battle robot that once defended a now-slain King.(Source: Deadline)
September 12, 2022
A set video reveals the extent of the practical effects that the film is using. The video shows a huge space craft designed for the film. (Source: ScreenRant)
December 3, 2022
Filming wrapped with director Zack Synder releasing a brief slow-motion clip to announce the end of the production. (Source: Collider)
January 18, 2023
The first images from the movie are released showing Sofia Boutella in the lead role. (Source: Collider)
March 27, 2023
The movie is confirmed to have moved into post-production. Director Zack Synder also confirmed that both parts of the movie would have an extended R-rated version. (Source: Collider)