Zack Snyder to Make Sci-Fi Epic ‘Rebel Moon’ for Netflix

The film is a grand fantasy adventure centered around 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 reportedly first developed the project as a pitch for the “Star Wars” universe that pre-dated Disney’s 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm; he began refashioning it into an original property while working on “Army of the Dead.” The aim is to build out “Rebel Moon” as a franchise in the same way Snyder’s already expanded “Army of the Dead” with a prequel film and an anime series. – Adam B. Vary, Variety »