news culture Rebel Moon: Netflix’s Star Wars killer by Zack Snyder offers a Hollywood legend
The Rebel Moon project is finally on track, and today the space-opera cast is growing! Multi-award winning actor Anthony Hopkins joins the Zack Snyder-directed sci-fi adventure for Netflix.
- Anthony Hopkins, a prestigious actor
- A long-standing epic
- The Rebel Moon Crew
Anthony Hopkins, a prestigious actor
He is an emblematic actor who is added to the cast of Rebel Moon! Widely known for his portrayal of cannibalistic psychopath Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the film Thesilenceofthelambs (1991), Anthony Hopkins is a prolific actor whose the career has earned him many awards. We have seen him play for great directors like Francis Ford Coppola (Dracula), Riddley Scott (Hannibal) or Steven Spielberg (Amistad). He won his second Oscar last year. for his role in Florian Zeller’s drama titled The Father. He will soon star in the film Armageddon Time by James Gray, acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.
A long-standing epic
The Rebel Moon project dates back to 2005 and should have been part of the Star Wars saga. The film, which could also have been a series, was postponed several times from one studio to another, before Zack Snyder (Justice League) takes it. After the success of his feature film, Army of the Dead (2021), Netflix agrees to produce Rebel Moon. The plot of this science fiction film takes place in a space colony on the edge of the galaxy. The tyrannical ruler Balisarius and his army threaten the peaceful civilians who live there. Kora, a mysterious young woman, leaves to seek help from nearby warriors to deal with the invasion. Rebel Moon is planned as a two-part film, like Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. Zack Snyder has hinted that he hopes to be able to further expand the universe he has thus created.
The Rebel Moon Crew
To develop his space adventure, Zack Snyder teamed up again with Kurt Johnstad, with whom he worked on the film 300 in 2006, to write the screenplay. As for the role ofAnthony Hopkinsthe actor will give life to a combat robot called JC 1435. In the casting, we also find Sofia Boutella in the main role of Koraas well as’Ed Skrein as Tyrant Balisrius. Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Cary Elwes (Stranger Things) are also in the game. The shooting of the film began on April 19, and should end next November. Rebel Moon doesn’t have a specific release date yet, we only know that the first part is planned for 2023.