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'Rebel Moon': Zack Snyder film to get early release

Sofia Boutella stars in "Rebel Moon," which will now premiere Dec. 21 on Netflix. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
1 of 5 | Sofia Boutella stars in "Rebel Moon," which will now premiere Dec. 21 on Netflix. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Zack Snyder's film Rebel Moon is getting an early release.

Netflix announced Thursday that the epic space opera will now premiere Dec. 21 at 10 p.m. EST.

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Rebel Moon was originally scheduled for release Dec. 22.

Rebel Moon is written and directed by Snyder, a filmmaker known for 300 and Justice League. The new movie is inspired by Star Wars and Seven Samurai, and will debut in two parts, Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire and Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver.

Sofia Boutella stars as Kora, a mysterious warrior living in "a peaceful colony on the edge of a galaxy that finds itself threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruling force."

"Tasked with finding trained fighters who will unite with her in making an impossible stand against the Mother World, Kora assembles a small band of warriors -- outsiders, insurgents, peasants and orphans of war from different worlds who share a common need for redemption and revenge," an official synopsis reads.

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Djimon Hounsou, Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Jena Malone and Ed Skrein also star.

Netflix released a teaser trailer in August and a full-length trailer in November.

Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver is scheduled for release April 19.

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