If you’re not a Zack Snyder fan, this might be a rough time for you. Snyder is busier than ever and is juggling multiple projects. We recently learned that he’ll be screening all of his DCEU films at an upcoming SnyderCon event, plus he’s got the Army of the Dead franchise that is far from over. And then there’s Rebel Moon, his Star Wars-meets-Seven Samurai epic that hits Netflix later this year and might be the biggest of all.
/Film had a chance to speak with Andy Koyama, sound mixer for John Wick: Chapter 4 and Rebel Moon. He revealed that Snyder’s film, which we know is going to be broken up into two parts, will also have both chapters receive an R-rated cut. So there will basically be 4 Snyder cuts, which should drive his fans absolutely wild.
Koyama said, “It’s a big, huge, space — they probably don’t want me to say this — “Star Wars“-y, ‘rebels against the evil empire’ thing over all sorts of different worlds. It’s really fun. There’s going to be two films. I think we’re mixing that from June to February. And there’s also going to be extended R-rated versions of each of the two films, so we’re going to be mixing four different features.”
The film began life as a pitch Snyder made to Lucasfilm in the period before Disney snatched it up. Sophia Boutella stars as Kora, joined by Ed Skrein as the Vader-esque Belisarius. Also in the cast are Djimon Hounsou, Michiel Huisman, Charlie Hunnam, and Anthony Hopkins, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Staz Nair, Jena Malone, Stuart Martin, Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll, Cleopatra Coleman, and Fra Free.
Here’s the synopsis: “A peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Balisarius. The desperate civilians dispatch Kora, a young woman who has a mysterious past to seek out warriors from nearby planets to help them challenge the regent.”
Rebel Moon hits Netflix and select theaters on December 22nd.