Zack Snyder wants his next movie after Rebel Moon 2 to be a surprise – and not a "visual effects extravaganza"

Zack Snyder
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Zack Snyder might be busy with the vast, sci-fi universe of Rebel Moon at Netflix, but he's already thinking about his next project. 

Over the years, Snyder has mentioned a handful of ideas for future films, which, so far, haven't made it into production: the likes of his King Arthur movie, the more grounded film Horse Latitudes – about a photographer and a soldier in South America – and his "incredibly homoerotic, super violent, super sexual" Alexander the Great script have all been discussed. 

We spoke to Snyder about Rebel Moon: Part Two – The Scargiver, and our conversation also touched on what the director is planning next – and whether it might be any of those films. 

"Illusions is also one of those movies," Snyder notes, referring to a mooted adaptation of Richard Bach's novel Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, which Snyder has previously cited as one of his influences. 

"It could be one of those, I don't want to say exactly, because it's going to be a bit of a surprise," he says of his next project. "I really wanted to do something that's not a visual effects extravaganza, just because I'd like to just do something a little grounded. Horse Latitudes is a perfect example of that, it's much more just like a movie we can go film. I know that sounds, like, 'Isn't that every movie?' But a movie like this [Rebel Moon], there's nothing for free. There's nothing to film unless you build it. So, it'd be nice to not have to do that." 

Rebel Moon: Part Two – The Scargiver hits Netflix this April 19. In the meantime, see more from our interview with Snyder on why he wants to release his alternate version of Sucker Punch

You can also check out our roundup of the best Netflix movies to fill out your watchlist – and keep your eyes peeled for more from Snyder on GamesRadar+ and the Inside Total Film podcast this week. 

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.