Netflix dropped an all-new trailer for Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire coming December 22nd. It seems like it will be a cool watch, but there’s a lot of someone else’s DNA written all over this movie. That someone else was Star Wars with elements from Denis Villeneuve’s Dune franchise. There’s a battle-hardened version of Princess Leia named Kora (Sofia Boutella), not Korra from The Legend of Korra, who is a substitute for Mark Hamil’s Luke Skywalker. Kai (Charlie Hunnam); is a pilot and gun for hire who is another copy of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo. There’s a Galactic Empire who just wants to impose their tyrannical reign over all life, etc., etc. This is only part one of a compilation of works people have already seen before. Who knows? It might be good. Here’s the official synopsis and trailer:
A new universe awaits on Netflix, starting December 22.
From Zack Snyder, the filmmaker behind 300, Man of Steel, and Army of the Dead, comes REBEL MOON, a 2-part movie event decades in the making.
After crash landing on a moon in the furthest reaches of the universe, Kora (Sofia Boutella), a stranger with a mysterious past, 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 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. Back on Veldt, Jimmy (voiced by Anthony Hopkins), an ancient mechanized protector hiding in the wings, awakens with a new purpose. But the newly formed revolutionaries must learn to trust each other and fight as one before the armies of the Motherworld come to destroy them all.