JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder To Helm Kurosawa-Inspired Sci-Fi Film REBEL MOON For Netflix

JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder To Helm Kurosawa-Inspired Sci-Fi Film REBEL MOON For Netflix

Well, it looks like Justice League director Zack Snyder will get to make his Seven Samurai-inspired space movie after all - though it'll be set in a different galaxy far, far away! More past the jump...

Zack Snyder has often said that if he was given the opportunity to helm a Star Wars movie, he'd pay homage to the great Akira Kurosawa with a Seven Samurai-inspired space adventure. Well, it looks like the Justice League director got tired of waiting for Lucasfilm to come calling, because he's taken his idea to Netflix.

THR reports that Snyder's next project for the streamer will be an epic sci-fi fantasy titled Rebel Moon, which he will also co-write with Army of the Dead scribe Shay Hatten and 300 co-writer Kurt Johnstad.

The plot revolves around "a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy which 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."

“This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan,” said Snyder. “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 been working on this on the side for so long, it’s pretty far along,” he added.

Snyder will produce alongside his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder via the duo’s Stone Quarry. Production is expected to kick-off early next year.

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