Zack Snyder is getting the gang together in the new trailer for Rebel Moon, his Netflix space opera that’s like Star Wars meets The Magnificent Seven.
In the feature, a mysterious woman named Kora (Sofia Boutella), forms a ragtag team in order to defend a peaceful farming village from nefarious imperialists who want to take their food and starve them out.
Per the logline, Kora is “tasked with finding fighters who would risk their lives to defend the people of Veldt, Kora and Gunnar (Michiel Huisman), a tenderhearted farmer naive in the realities of war, journey to different worlds in search of the Bloodaxes, and assemble a small band of warriors who share a common need for redemption along the way: Kai (Charlie Hunnam), a pilot and gun for hire; General Titus (Djimon Hounsou), a legendary commander; Nemesis (Doona Bae), a master swordswoman; Tarak (Staz Nair), a captive with a regal past; and Milius (E. Duffy), a resistance fighter.”
“I am a child of war,” Boutella’s protagonist says about halfway through the three-minute trailer. “I’ll find warriors to fight with us.”
The cast also includes Ray Fisher, Fra Fee, Ed Skrein, Cleopatra Coleman and Anthony Hopkins, who voice stars as a robot.
Rebel Moon is part of a two-part story. A Child of Fire arrives Dec. 22, while part two, titled The Scargiver, hits on April 19, 2024.
Snyder initially developed the project as a potential Star Wars feature years ago, before shifting to make it an original IP.
“This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter in 2021. “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.”