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'Zorro Reborn' Looks to Send the Classic Masked Hero to the Future

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April 27, 2011
Source: 24 Frames

Future Zorro

Though you may not be as familiar with the name Don Diego de la Vega, you certainly know his iconic alter ego Zorro, the legendary masked hero who etches his signature "Z" wherever he's prevailed. While a recent Antonio Banderas led franchise somewhat reinvigorated the hero's relevance in pop culture, a completely new take on the character will completely revamp him. 24 Frames reports Fox is developing a project called Zorro Reborn, a story that will take Zorro out of the historical California/Mexico setting and place him in a desolate post-apocalyptic world as a one-man vigilante force bent on revenge in the spirit of Sergio Leone.

With that influence, the story certainly still has a Western feel, and is apparently similar to No Country for Old Men as well. Rpin Suwannath, a special effects previsualization specialist who has worked on X-Men, The Matrix and more, is set to direct the film, but it's still in early development. Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, who sold their Dracula reboot Harker to Warner Bros this past February, are behind the script that joins the trend of dark reinventions of iconic characters or figures from history. As for the picture from the top? It's just from a strange animated movie called Zorro: Return to the Future, and hopefully Zorro Reborn will be a lot better than that looks. This is intriguing, we'll keep an eye on it. What do you think?

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  • Manuel
    'Zorro Beyond'?
  • http://profiles.google.com/snears Nick Sears
    : I donno. Not.. really.. vibing this.
  • Chris A.
    What the hell? I don't even.....I....why? Is that an official pic? Just leave it be. I particularly enjoyed the mask of zorro. This looks absolutely asinine.........
  • Bltzie
    hahaha yeah... bad idea
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist David Perretta
    I get more of a Priest vibe from this, but I might be wrong.
  • http://twitter.com/JohnnyNeat Johnny Neat
    Cocaine, it's a hella of a drug. Fucking Hollywood and it's lame ass ideas.
  • DV
    the movie gonna depend a lot on cast

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