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Rebel Moon is a Star Wars rip-off that dares to break George Lucas’s unwritten rule

Rebel Moon is a Star Wars rip-off that dares to break George Lucas’s unwritten rule

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Rebel Moon wasn’t always a brazenly obvious Star Wars knock-off. At one point, it was the real McCoy. Zack Snyder’s sci-fi thriller (the second part of which, The Scargiver, debuted on Netflix on Friday) was originally conceived as an official entry in the Star Wars canon. Shortly after the land rights to George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away were hoovered up by Disney in 2012, Snyder tried pitching them his premise: the story of a modest farming community who fight back against imperial invaders. The Man of Steel filmmaker’s idea was turned down, as were his pitches for a video game adaptation of the same. One quick de-branding later – a “find and replace” on a few Lucasian nouns – and the script was sold to Netflix as its own original saga. You could argue that Rebel Moon is no less a rip-off than Star Wars itself, with the original …

Siân Berry to be Green candidate for Caroline Lucas’s Brighton seat | Green party

The Green party has selected Siân Berry as its candidate to stand in Brighton Pavilion to replace Caroline Lucas MP. Berry, Emily O’Brien and Dan Rue were vying to be the Green’s candidate in the Sussex constituency where Lucas, the former leader of the party, has represented in parliament since 2010. Berry is a former co-leader and principal speaker of the Green party of England and Wales, and has been their candidate for mayor of London three times. She has been elected to the London assembly since 2016 and has been a councillor for the Highgate ward in Camden since 2014. O’Brien has worked in Brighton and Hove’s community and voluntary sector for over 20 years, including leading the city’s successful bid to become the first Gold Sustainable Food Place in the UK. Rue works in Brighton as a sales executive in the IT industry. Having stood as a candidate in the last local elections, he now sits on the local party executive as Young Greens organiser, which includes driving engagement with younger voters. Voting …