A post-apocalyptic-style Zorro film has been in development for a long time now, but it’s so long since we’ve gotten an update on the project that we sort of assumed it just disappeared into the ether, swallowed up by the dozens of post-apocalyptic films that have been released in recent years. That’s not so, as Gravity screenwriter Jonas Cuaron (son of Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron) has been tapped to helm the futuristic take on the iconic hero, simply titled Z.
The modern charm of Zorro is that he’s an old fashioned character from another era. He’s pure pulp – a masked, swashbuckling swordsman who acts as Robin Hood to the people of California in the age of colonialism. He’s defined by his very specific time and place, so of course he’s getting sent to the post-apocalypse for a new cinematic reboot. Hooray for Hollywood.
Today, an announcement that we never thought would ever happen came when Dynamite Comics revealed their plans to publish a series that will see the swashbuckling Mexican hero Zorro team up with Django, the slave-turned-bounty-hunter from Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained.' But especially interesting is that Tarantino himself will actually have a hand in 'Django/Zorro,' co-plotting it with writer Matt Wagner.
Sony Pictures has been pursuing a reboot of 'Zorro' for sometime, after Antonio Banderas famously portrayed the masked vigilante in 'The Mask of Zorro' and 'The Legend of Zorro.' Now, with this new endeavor being a priority, the studio has since hired a new writer to give the reboot a 'Dark Knight'-inspired edge.