Gael García Bernal Lands Lead in the New Futuristic 'Zorro Reborn'

February 16, 2012
Source: Variety

Gael García Bernal

Zorro in the Future? Apparently so. Word from Variety is that talented Mexican actor Gael García Bernal, who you've seen in Y Tu Mamá También, The Motorcycle Diaries, Science of Sleep, Babel, Blindness, Letters to Juliet and Casa de mi Padre coming up, has landed the lead as the masked vigilante in Zorro Reborn, now in development at 20th Century Fox. The project is apparently new futuristic version of Zorro (oh boy) that, they say, "will not be set in California or Mexico, despite the story's Western themes." So, on another planet then, or a spaceship? No director is set yet, but they've at least attached Bernal to star so far.

This new Zorro Reborn, which we've reported on before, comes from a script written by Glenn Gers with Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, of Harker. The Zorro character has been seen on the screen many times before since being created in 1919, most recently in The Legend of Zorro in 2005, and The Mask of Zorro before that. But never anything like a sci-fi Zorro. Variety says they found Bernal "after a prolonged search" for the lead in the new futuristic reboot. No other idea what exactly it's about and they oddly don't mention where it's taking place, besides not in California or Mexico. We'll keep a close watch on this as it develops.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Sounds interesting. Does he get to keep the whip? 

Quanah on Feb 16, 2012


its the future so electric whip

HG2012 on Feb 16, 2012


Nope. I'm sorry, this sounds retarded. 

bltzie on Feb 17, 2012


ELECTRIC WHIP AND LIGHTSABER!!!!!!!!!!....or don't make it at all.....

Jericho on Feb 17, 2012


Ten bucks says it's on a Mars colony. Big open desert areas like Cali or Mexico. That is if John Carter doesn't suck and people get sick of Mars.

Jasonmd2020 on Feb 17, 2012


I guess they didn't see how Cowboys & Aliens flopped. I'm getting tired of repeating this lately, but... Hollywood is all out of new ideas.

Max Renn on Feb 18, 2012

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