Remember that Seven Samurai-influenced Star Wars movie Zack Snyder pitched nearly a decade ago? It obviously never came to pass, but it is finally happening. Sorta. And where else, at Netflix, home of his recent zombie heist flick Army of the Dead.
According to THR, Snyder’s next film is titled Rebel Moon, and that title REALLY sounds like it should be for Star Wars, right? Well, it’s not. However, it is sci-fi heavily influenced by Star Wars and the influential movies of Japanese legend Akira Kurosawa, whose samurai films including Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Hidden Fortress, and others are stone-cold classics.
Co-written by Snyder, Shay Hatten, and Kurt Johnstad, Rebel Moon is “a story is set in motion when a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Balisarius. Desperate people dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them make a stand.”
I love this because it shows Snyder continuing to move on and do his own thing, no more bullshitting around with Warner Bros. And if Netflix can be the place for him to make his kind of movies the way he wants to make them, then I’m all for it.