Zack Synder has unveiled new concept art and new cast members for the upcoming science-fiction film Rebel Moon, which is in development for Netflix.
Rebel Moon is described as a grand fantasy adventure, which Snyder has said is inspired by his love for Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa movies.
take a peek at some brand new concept art from Zack Snyder’s REBEL MOON, a new sci-fi adventure film coming to Netflix pic.twitter.com/YqhwZ5RenL— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) February 9, 2022
Joining the previously announced Sofia Boutella in Snyder’s next Netflix-backed project are Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim), Djimon Hounsou (Amistad), Ray Fisher (Justice League), Doona Bae (Kingdom, The Silent Sea).
Other cast members include Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Staz Nair (Supergirl), E. Duffy (Girlfriends), Charlotte Maggi and Sky Yang.
Zack Snyder's REBEL MOON cast is getting stacked:— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) February 9, 2022
Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Djimon Hounsou (The King’s Man), Doona Bae (The Silent Sea, Sense8) and Ray Fisher (Zack Snyder’s Justice League) are joining Sofia Boutella in the upcoming Netflix sci-fi adventure film. pic.twitter.com/mfAlQZ5WhC
Fisher previously worked with Snyder on Justice League, where he starred as Cyborg.
Rebel Moon will also reunite Snyder with Malone after their work together on Sucker Punch.
To mark the casting announcement, the Army of the Dead director shared first look concept art from the movie on social media on Thursday (Feb. 10).
Honored to welcome this incredible cast to Rebel Moon. Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, and Ray Fisher join previously announced Sofia Boutella. Jena Malone, Staz Nair, E. Duffy, Charlotte Maggi, & Sky Yang round out the cast. More to come. Let's go! #RebelMoon @Netflix pic.twitter.com/a9Zpmt2BzW— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) February 9, 2022
As reported by Variety, Snyder first developed the project as a pitch for the Star Wars universe before Disney’s 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm.
Snyder began refashioning the project into an original property while working on Netflix’s zombie heist film Army of the Dead.
According to Snyder, the aim is to build out Rebel Moon as a franchise in the same way that Army of the Dead is expanding with a prequel film and an anime series for the streamer.
The script, which Snyder co-wrote with Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead, John Wick 3) and Kurt Johnstad (300, Atomic Blonde), follows an enigmatic young woman who is given the responsibility by a peaceful colony on the outskirts of the galaxy to find warriors who can fend off an impending invasion by the despotic Regent Balisarius.
Snyder and his producing partner and wife Deborah Snyder are producing Rebel Moon with Wesley Coller through their company The Stone Quarry, along with Eric Newman through his Grand Electric banner. Sarah Bowen, also with Grand Electric, will executive produce.
Production on Rebel Moon is set to begin sometime in 2022. Netflix has not yet announced a release date for the sci-fi flick.