The film will tell of 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 neighbouring planets to help them take a stand.
Snyder will be writing the screenplay for Rebel Moon with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad. Hatten previously collaborated with Snyder on the script for Netflix zombie film Army of the Dead and is also attached as writer of both the German-language prequel, Army of Thieves, and the anime spin-off Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas. Johnstand’s credits include co-writing Snyder’s 300 and writing Charlize Theron thriller Atomic Blonde.
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Snyder is on board as producer alongside Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller via their production banner, The Stone Quarry. Eric Newman (Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, Bright, Project Power) will be producing and Sarah Bown will be exec producing via Grand Electric.
Cameras on Rebel Moon are expected to begin rolling sometime in 2022.
Znyder’s Netflix zombie actioner Army of the Dead has been a hit for Netflix, entering the streamer’s top ten most watched films with around 72 million households tuning in to watch in the first four weeks of release.