Zack Snyder may not be working on Star Wars anytime soon, but he is making something of the same vein with a film called Rebel Moon. Sofia Boutella (Kingsman) has been tapped to star, and she teases the script for her next film.
Boutella posted this on her IG (via @RebelMoonUpdate):
— Rebel Moon Updates (@RebelMoonUpdate) December 13, 2021
Though the words “Rebel” and “Moon” are already pretty clear with the Star Wars homage, the story description kind of feels like the plot of a sci-fi heist film. Here’s a short synopsis (via Deadline):
The film is set in a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that 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 the Tyrant.
Then again, you can also read it as Seven Samurai in space.
As for the writers, Snyder has brought back Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead) and Kurt Johnstad (300) to provide the script. Even if the story of Rebel Moon won’t be that great, we should probably expect some level of spectacle when it comes to a director like Snyder. I mean, Batman v Superman wasn’t the tightest narrative, but the film had a wallpaper-worthy frame every minute.
As or Boutella, I’m really excited in her nabbing a lead role. She’s proven herself as an onscreen femme fatale with Kingsman, but Star Trek Beyond made her a kick-ass woman that the audience can actually root for. Let’s see if ‘Jaylah’ can hold her own this time without Starfleet weighing her down.
No release date has been set for Rebel Moon.