DUBAI: French Algerian actress Sofia Boutella is ready for the revolution in streaming giant Netflix’s explosive new trailer for “Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire.”
An original sci-fi film epic from US filmmaker Zack Snyder, the movie will land on Netflix on Dec. 22.
“Rebel Moon” follows Kora (Boutella), a stranger with a mysterious past, who after crash landing on a distant moon, begins a new life among a peaceful settlement of farmers.
But she soon becomes their only hope for survival when the tyrannical Regent Balisarius (Fra Fee) and his cruel emissary, Admiral Noble (Ed Skrein), discover the farmers have unwittingly sold their crops to the Bloodaxes (Cleopatra Coleman and Ray Fisher) — leaders of a fierce group of insurgents hunted by the Motherworld.
Tasked with finding fighters who would risk their lives to defend the people of Veldt, Kora and Gunnar (Michiel Huisman), a 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 (Bae Doona), a master swordswoman; Tarak (Staz Nair), a captive with a regal past; and Milius (E. Duffy), a resistance fighter.
Back on Veldt, Jimmy (voiced by the legendary Anthony Hopkins), an ancient, mechanized protector hiding in the wings, awakens with a new purpose.
Snyder earlier revealed to Total Film that “Rebel Moon” takes place in the same universe as another Netflix film of his — “Army of the Dead.” though one is set in outer space and the other in apocalyptic Las Vegas.
“‘Army of the Dead’ has a pretty vast mythology that never made it into the movie,” said Snyder. “There’s actually a character from ‘Rebel Moon’ in the ‘Army of the Dead’ animated series that we never did.”
Snyder originally wrote a 172-page script for “Rebel Moon,” which he figured would translate into a three-hour plus movie. Netflix and Snyder agreed to cut the film into two parts as a result. Snyder has also shared that each part of “Rebel Moon” will have a director’s cut available, intended for adults only.
“I think for fans of mine and people who are ready to take a deeper, harder dive, that’ll be fun for them,” Snyder said to Vanity Fair.