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Gael Garcia Bernal Is Your New Zorro
For the futuristic reboot Zorro Reborn

17 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Gael Garcia Bernal Is Your New Zorro

Last April, rumours began to spread that 20th Century Fox had its eye on an ambitious new take on the Zorro legend, with post-apocalyptic version Zorro Reborn bubbling away in development. Now it’s closer to reality, with Gael Garcia Bernal anointed to take over the trademark sword-swishing duties.

Since it’s set in The World Of Tomorrow, it’ll be a change from the usual Californian / Mexican setting, though the ruined world concept does suggest that a lot of desert will still be involved. Still, Bernal’s Zorro will still be a masked vigilante out for revenge.

Against whom? That is still shrouded – or perhaps that should be cloaked, given the character – in mystery. What we do know is that Glenn Gers has taken a pass at the script originally written by Harker scribes Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy.

But though pre-vis specialist and spellcheck nemesis Rpin Suwannath was originally touted as the new film’s director, the chair is currently vacant.

Zorro has been a success for Sony in the past with 1998’s The Mask Of Zorro and to a lesser degree with 2005’s The Legend Of Zorro. The studio isn’t giving up on the character: it is still developing an origin story for the hero based on Isabel Allende’s 2005 book, simply titled Zorro.

Fans of Garcia Bernal will next see him alongside Will Ferrell in the comedy Casa De Mi Padre (no word on when that will arrive over here, though).

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He is so edible. Shall have to check this out. More

Posted by missphoenix at 17:39 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

Zorro: Beyond Thunderdome
The Mark Of Zorro was the best Saturday morning serial-type film since Raiders Of The Lost Ark. It was great fun. Yeah, the sequel sucked 7 years later and now they've pensioned off Banderas and co. Future Zorro? Sounds a bit like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome to me and that sucked. More

Posted by BenTramer at 17:12 on 19 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Seriously!
I think THE MASK OF ZORRO is a thoroughly rousing adventure, and it stands as one of my favorite action films of the 1990s. The less said about the sequel, the better. If they can capture that same magic, the same classical swashbuckling confidence, without resorting to incomprehensible fight choreography and over the top CGI nonsense, I'm more than ready for another ZORRO adventure. This actor is far from my top choice for a role like this, but I'm hoping the producers know something I do More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 15:44 on 17 February 2012 | Report This Post

They should take tips from the cast list. A Wayans brother for Robo-Zorro? More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 13:16 on 17 February 2012 | Report This Post

This is historically inaccurate...
Shush, here come the ninjas! More

Posted by loafroaster at 12:14 on 17 February 2012 | Report This Post

not a fan
pointless, absolutely pointless ... next we will have a sherlock holmes in space rompa stompa More

Posted by marcusmarritt at 10:07 on 17 February 2012 | Report This Post

Good to hear Sony is taking another crack at
original Zorro (adapting the origin book I mean), but to be honest it is a shame that the Banderas "series" consisted of only two movies. A futuristic, sci-fi version??? Meh. Not against it as such - I would go to see it. But a proper Zorro movie??? I eagerly await further news. More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 09:46 on 17 February 2012 | Report This Post

Isn't what's described here a joke on The Simpsons? More

Posted by dee123 at 08:42 on 17 February 2012 | Report This Post

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