The full trailer for Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire is out and its all the things fans of genre epics would expect. From an otherworldly scenery to big set pieces and interesting characters, director Zack Snyder has left no stone unturned to bring his sci-fi world to life. The multipart movie is expected to become a major IP for Netflix that fans can look forward to and its seemingly shaping up well. To further hype fans, Snyder broke down the recent trailer and introduced several rebels of this story in a new featurette.
“The story centers on Kora who is living as a framer,” the director explains of the central character played by Sofia Boutella. The upcoming feature follows Kora “a seasoned warrior, who has a sort of mysterious past but now she is living on Veldt.” After experiencing a brutal past, she’s “connecting to the earth and really having an experience that she hasn’t had,” on Veldt till the enemy forces arrive. Snyder elaborates that the “easy way to think about Rebel Moon is a sort of David and Goliath” story. “It’s a small community and a warship comes to that planet seeking to take their food to feed their soldiers.”
As for Ed Serkin’s Admiral Noble, the director calls him “a brutal army leader,” who is on a mission from the Motherworld to “find the rebel insurgents that are in that part of the galaxy, that sort of claimed independence, and so his job is to find them and sort of snuff that out,” and it seems from the trailer, Kora seems to be one of those. The director explains that “it’s not Kora’s fault that the Motherworld soldiers are arriving on Veldt.” However, the only thing she does have is “this incredible perspective on what their intentions are.” Leading Kora to set out to find heroes to protect her new home. The movie will also star Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounson, (Charlie Hunnam, Ray Fisher, Cleopatra Coleman, Jena Malone, Staz Nair, Doona Bae, Fra Fee, and Anthony Hopkins as the voice of Jimmy.
While the trailer showcased captivating CGI shots, much of the movie has practical sets, including the village of Veldt. “We built a town. I think it took about four months to build it. It was quite a process,” Snyder says. Interestingly, the wheat we see in the trailer was planted for the movie’s shoot, “we had to plant wheat there, and one of the things actually that drove the schedule was where the wheat was at its correct ripeness.” As for the epic hand-to-hand combat, we see Kora indulging in, “It’s all Sofia doing the entire scene,” Snyder reveals, adding, “She learned all the fight choreography and her physical abilities are amazing, and we really tried to take full advantage of it as best as we can.”
Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire will have a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 15, before its streaming debut on December 22 on Netflix. Learn more about the cast and characters here and check out the trailer below: