After being on the outs with Warner Bros. over Justice League, Zack Snyder moved on to make Army of The Dead at Netflix and has decided to make his next couple films at the streaming giant.
Deadline reports that actress Sofia Boutella (Atomic Blonde, Star Trek Beyond) has nabbed the lead role in Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon, a project that originally started out as his Star Wars pitch to Lucasfilm during the early days that Disney acquired the franchise.
Rebel Moon is a sci-fi take on Akira Kurosawa’s iconic samurai flick Seven Samurai that Snyder co-wrote with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad.
The story is set in motion when a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy 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.
Boutella will play the film’s female heroine and has a dance background making her a perfect selection for the action sequences. Interestingly enough, she had a big role in the last Star Trek film and might be up for extensive makeup if it’s required.
After Rebel Moon, Snyder will direct Planet of The Dead, a sequel to Army of The Dead.