Zorro Reborn Propels Masked Hero into Post-Apocalyptic Future
Posted 04.28.11 by BrentJS
As much as we love post-apocalyptic sci-fi movies, this one deserves to be filed in the "what the?" news category. According to the L.A. Times, 20th Century Fox is planning on returning Zorro to the big screen by taking Johnston McCulley's classic pulp hero out of his Spanish Colonial California roots and propelling him into "a desolate and post-apocalyptic" future. Citing an anonymous "person familiar with the film," the Times states that in Zorro Reborn, the masked hero will be "less a caped crusader for justice than a one-man vigilante force bent on revenge" in the vein of No Country for Old Men.
The script was written by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, the screenwriting duo behind a planned revamp of Dracula for Warner Bros. called Harker, named after Jonathan Harker, one of the narrators of Bram Stoker's classic novel. Fox has tapped Rpin Suwannath, a pre-visualization specialist with credits that include the X-Men and Matrix franchises, to direct Zorro Reborn. No actors have been announced at this time and it is unclear when the movie is expected to go into production.