Zack Snyder Is Reteaming With Netflix For His Next Movie, And It’s A Sci-Fi Epic


While Zack Snyder has certainly had some big success making movies directly for the big screen in the past, it seems that he very much enjoyed his experience working with Netflix. His most recent movie, Army of the Dead, dropped on the platform back in mid-May and turned out to be one of the biggest new releases of the month, not only playing online, but also getting some theatrical distribution as well. Now it seems that success is at least in part motivating a continuation of the relationship between the filmmaker and the distributor, as it has been revealed that Snyder and Netflix are going to be working together again on Rebel Moon, the director’s next film. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zack Snyder is co-writing the script with Shay Hatten and 300 collaborator Kurt Johnstad, and in an official statement to the trade the director explained that the project is a science-fiction epic that he sees as his tribute to both Akira Kurosawa and Star Wars (which was itself in part a tribute to Kurosawa). Said Snyder,

This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan. 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… I’ve spent the last two or three years building out this universe. Every corner has to be painted in. I’ve been doing designs, constantly drawing and really cultivating its fertile ground to make this world fully realized.

So while it’s an idea that is starting as one movie, Zack Snyder has no plans on letting it end there. Apparently he has some massive franchise aspirations with Rebel Moon – and Netflix could be set up as a great distributor for all of his ideas. After all, it’s forever had a great potential as a one-stop shop for a franchise’s original films, spin-off features, miniseries, full shows, and even shorts. If Snyder’s idea winds up having enough appeal, the sky is the limit as far as creative directions that could be taken with the universe that he wants to establish. 

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