'Rebel Moon' will be released in two films and will receive the Director's Cut, says Zack Snyder

‘Rebel Moon’ will be released in two films and will receive the Director’s Cut, says Zack Snyder

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Zack Snyder is preparing for a rebel moon universe.

At first sight interview with Vanity Fair Released on Tuesday, the director shared his expansion plans for his latest project with Netflix, which is a concept Snyder has been mulling over since college. The sci-fi adventure, which debuts on the streamer on December 22, follows a woman (Sofia Boutella) with a mysterious past who is sent from a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy to find warriors after society is threatened by the tyrant’s armies .

But the project will actually be two films after the writer-director spoke to Netflix about his 72-page script, which translated into a nearly three-hour film.

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“(Netflix film chief Scott) Stuber said, ‘On the service, movies under two hours really do better for some reason,’ even if you’re going to watch an eight-episode series,” Deborah Snyder, Zack’s producer partner and wife, he says. “Zack said, ‘If you ask me to do it in under two hours, I’ll lose all character. He won’t care about these people. It’s a character story about how people can change, and redemption and what you’re willing to fight for…’ So he said, ‘What if I give you two movie?'”

As a result, the 166 million dollar film, which Vanity Fair reports come from the film’s estimated cost based on California tax returns — it will be split into two parts, though the second film’s release date remains unclear. Zack Snyder says he was trying to publish Part Two “in the wake” of Part One. “It won’t be long after that. Netflix is ​​able to do things that a traditional studio can’t do, as far as the close release of movies,” he notes.

In addition to the two parts, it’s also preparing to release two cuts of the film, with the director’s cut being the longest. The first cut will explore the fantasy adventure in a way “that anyone can enjoy and watch,” while the other cut will focus on adults and Snyder super fans. “I think for my fans and people who are ready to dive deeper and harder, it will be fun for them,” he says.

Details about how Snyder built his universe were also revealed during the interview. Beyond the effects expected from the film, the director built a real village in the Santa Clarita canyon outside Los Angeles. This includes “an abandoned full-sized Esche starfighter not far from what appears to be an idyllic Scandinavian-style village, complete with clusters of houses, shops and barns, as well as a stone bridge arching over a crystal clear river” – l the latter of which was built from production – as well as real cornfields in the desert.