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