Zack Snyder has had as busy a year as any Hollywood director in 2021. HBO Max released Zack Snyder’s Justice League on March 18th, and the critical reaction was positive. Two months later, Snyder’s zombie heist movie Army of the Dead started streaming on Netflix, quickly becoming one of the most-watched movies the streaming service has ever made. And now Netflix will deepen the relationship with Zack Snyder even further by picking up Rebel Moon.
In addition to producing two more Army of the Dead movies, Netflix will collaborate with Snyder on its new sci-fi adventure film called Rebel Moon. It will be produced and directed by Snyder. He will reteam with Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead) and Kurt Johnstad (300) to write the script as well.
Netflix doesn’t have any images or trailers to share quite yet, but here’s the logline for Rebel Moon:
When a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, they dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand.
“This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter of Rebel Moon earlier this week. “It’s my love of sci-fi and a giant adventure. My hope is that this also becomes a massive IP and a universe that can be built out.”
Army of the Dead Cinematic Universe
Speaking of huge IPs, Netflix is already committed to turning Army of the Dead into a franchise. Before Army of the Dead arrived, Netflix had already committed to making a live-action prequel and an anime spinoff. The prequel, Army of Thieves, is an origin story for Matthias Schweighöfer’s character Dieter. The German actor also directed the movie, which Netflix will launch later this year.
Meet the ARMY OF THIEVES. 💰🔐💰🔐
The action-packed prequel to Zack Snyder's ARMY OF THE DEAD, directed by and starring Matthias Schweighöfer, is coming soon to Netflix. pic.twitter.com/lABUn61FPK
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) July 7, 2021
Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon is coming soon
Unsurprisingly, fans are already getting hyped for another big-budget action movie from Snyder:
Next 2 years going to be non-stop Snyder related content.
Army Of Thieves
Army Of The Dead: Lost Vegas
Twilight Of The Gods
And that's after ZSJL and AOTD. pic.twitter.com/S1iL0AOujl
— All Things Zack Snyder (@snyder_all) July 7, 2021
— Allie Brooks (@SuperHiveDC) July 7, 2021
Snyder Cut, Army Of The Dead, Army Of Thieves, Army Of The Dead: Lost Vegas, Twilight Of The Gods, Horse Latitudes & Rebel Moon…
We're eating SO good 😌👌 pic.twitter.com/AsdY5TCbMB
— Ana Cardoso (@anamicard) July 6, 2021
— Kelvin Ruthven Ω #ArmyOfTheDead He/Him (@KelvinRuthven) July 6, 2021
Snyder tells The Hollywood Reporter that production on Rebel Moon should start up in early 2022. “I’ve been working on this on the side for so long, it’s pretty far along,” he explains. In the meantime, fans can look forward to Army of Thieves, the anime spinoff, and vampire thriller Day Shift.Today's Top Deal Control your garage door from anywhere with your smartphone or Alexa! List Price:$29.98 Price:$22.50 You Save:$7.48 (25%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Available from Amazon BGR may receive a commission