“Rebel Moon – Part 1: Child of Fire” It’s a new movie Zack SnyderThe creators of such famous products as “Guards: Guardians”, “sucker punch”, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” whether “Army of the Dead”. The first part of the series will premiere on the Netflix streaming platform on December 22.
The heroine of the film is Cora (Sofia Boutella) – A warrior who once served in the army of the Evil Empire. The woman now gathers a team to help her defend the small colony against the overwhelming forces of the enemy army.
“When a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy faces attack from a tyrannical army, the mysterious Korra It becomes the residents’ greatest hope for survival. In an attempt to gain allies for an impossible mission, Korra assembles a small group of warriors—outsiders, rebels, peasants, and war orphans from different worlds—who are united by a common desire for vengeance and redemption. “When the shadow of a powerful kingdom falls on the unexpected moons, a battle for the fate of the galaxy erupts, and a new army of heroes is forged,” reads the official production description.
Director, co-writer and cinematographer talks about working on Rebel Moon – the first part of the series Zack Snyder.
When did the idea for “Rebel Moon” come about?
Zach Synder: – This scenario has probably been around in different versions for 20 years, but the idea of creating it dates back to even older times. In college, I took a class where we had to pick a story and put it in a completely different world. Then I thought to myself: “What if we made The Dirty Dozen in space?” I remember my teacher said, “Sure, but how do you implement it?” It’s easy to say, but building an entire world generally takes a long time. It was not difficult to imagine, but the whole idea was so ambitious that it was unthinkable for the student. Regardless, I felt it was a good idea. It was one of those things that I always thought could be created.
This seems to be a challenge you have faced from the beginning of your career.
– Yes, in terms of ambition, I would say we basically did that in every subsequent film. Even then, we said, “Let’s make two movies back to back, because the story is too big to fit into one movie. And let’s also make an extended version and shoot different scenes for it.” That’s not what people do. That’s the spirit in which “Rebel Moon” was created – it’s always been that way, and I think that’s why this story has stuck with me for so long.
This story has all the hallmarks of your films – the main stage is the gathering of a group of unusual or reluctant heroes. What other important themes guided you in creating this story?
-I’ve always loved stories about underdogs who seem doomed to fail. I like it when villains underestimate heroes or have their own preconceptions about the abilities of good guys, and when their lack of imagination allows the heroes to achieve more than expected. When creating these stories, I always try to make the audience fear for the fate of the characters – but they are always resilient and willing to risk everything. Their perseverance and ingenuity will probably be a constant in all our films.
– In the case of epic space opera productions like “Rebel Moon,” the main themes are: the fight of the few against the overwhelming enemy, the struggle of good against evil, the relentless pursuit of the goal despite slim odds, and of course the love story. From this standpoint, I wanted the story to be based on basic issues and express simplicity. Complexity is placed on top of it, forming a giant onion, in the form of political threads related to different societies, including the society at the heart of the film (an agricultural society on the planet Veldt). So the story of “Rebel Moon” really supports this mythical world, but the focus is on a simple society coming into contact with a vast world.
Fans surely know that film series like “Star Wars” and “The Lord of the Rings” have had a huge influence on you and your work. What elements of these stories inspired you most?
For me, the most inspiring aspect of these projects was the vision and ambition needed to turn this legendary story into a cinematic spectacle. How do you make something like “The Lord of the Rings” starting from a blank sheet of paper? I’ve always been inspired by how legends can be brought to the big screen. You should have an idea for your mythology and other stories – I can’t imagine starting to create this world without it.
The main difference, of course, is that “Rebel Moon” is a completely original story and not a mash-up of different genres, but essentially a new subset of them.
– I definitely think it’s a sci-fi movie, not hard sci-fi. The science fiction genre tends to be divorced from science itself, and although it takes place in a world where science is more advanced than our own, the story reaches back to its mythological roots in a way that allows for this.
An important source of inspiration for me was Heavy Metal magazine, which promoted a bold approach to creativity. This sense of ambition and courage sparked a creative spark in me as I grew up. I told myself that anything is possible. The images published on its pages were simply insane, which in my opinion pushed the boundaries of what was visually possible in cinematography. On top of that, this incredible audacity in storytelling – they didn’t really care about anything, they just cared about bringing people to their knees. I really like this approach. So when we built this mythical world for “Rebel Moon,” we built it on sci-fi genre tropes. This story is not realistic science fiction, as such a genre would be too restrictive. It is based on a myth that aims to transport us to another reality. In this reality, we find ourselves in a closed circle governed by its own laws.
The whole world already knows that “Rebel Moon” is the first film in an epic two-part series. What are your hopes for this?
– I hope that by being able to produce two films, we will be able to define our heroes more clearly, so that viewers will understand exactly why they are fighting to defend the people of the Veldt.
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