Not many studios are lining up to make original intellectual properties that are expensive risks, but Netflix is willing to bet big on Zack Snyder . After what we must assume is a successful hit for them in Army of the Dead , Netflix is bringing Snyder back to create his original idea, Rebel Moon .

Snyder is co-writing the script with Army of the Dead co-writer Shay Hatten and 300 co-writer Kurt Johnstad .

Described as a Star Wars -like vision, The Hollywood Reporter says that the story is about a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Balisarius. A young woman with a mysterious past works to assemble a group of warriors who can help the colony survive.

Snyder told the Hollywood Reporter, “This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan. 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.”

It definitely has shades of Seven Samurai , and the Star Wars stuff is right at the surface of any space adventure.

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