REBEL MOON: Sofia Boutella as Kora in Rebel Moon. Cr. Clay Enos/Netflix © 2023

First Look at ‘Rebel Moon’: Behind the Scenes of Zack Snyder’s Netflix Space Opera

After directing ‘Army of the Dead’ for Netflix in 2021, Zack Snyder is preparing to return to the streaming service for his next blockbuster. The latest film from the “Justice League” director is “Rebel Moon,” an original sci-fi epic that he co-wrote and directed and will be streamed this December.

Netflix used its TUDUM fan event in Brazil on Saturday as an opportunity to give fans a first look at the new film. In lieu of a trailer, Netflix has released a new behind-the-scenes video showing Snyder and his team crafting the intergalactic world of the new space opera.

The official synopsis for “Rebel Moon” reads: 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 who lives among the villagers, becomes their best hope. to survive. Tasked with finding trained fighters who will join her in taking an impossible stand against the World Mother, Kora assembles a small band of warriors: outsiders, rebels, peasants, and war orphans from different worlds who share a common need for redemption and revenge. . As the shadow of an entire kingdom falls on the most unlikely of moons, a battle is waged for the fate of a galaxy and, in the process, a new army of heroes is formed.

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“Rebel Moon” is written by Snyder, Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad. The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Anthony Hopkins, Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Doona Bae and Ray Fisher.

Snyder has previously said he sees the project as an homage to George Lucas (and the filmmakers who influenced Lucas), and hopes he can build “Rebel Moon” into his own sci-fi franchise that exists on the same scale as “Star.” Wars”.

“This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a ‘Star Wars’ fan,” Snyder said when the project was announced in 2021. “It’s my love of sci-fi and a giant adventure. My hope is that this too becomes a huge IP and a universe that can be built.

“Rebel Moon” streams exclusively on Netflix on Friday, December 22nd. Check out the behind-the-scenes video below.