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Futuristic Zorro Movie Taps Jonas Cuaron to Direct

Jonas Cuaron

The fabled post-apocalyptic Zorro movie at long last has a director.

Jonas Cuaron, who co-wrote “Gravity” with his father Alfonso Cuaron, will helm the reboot, which transplants the swashbuckling pulp hero from Spanish-ruled California to a near-future setting. The film was previously called “Zorro Reborn,” but The Hollywood Reporter now says the title has been changed to simply “Z.”

At one point set up with Fox, the project was rescued from development hell in August by Lantica Media and Sobini Films, which announced it will begin production in March.

Gael Garcia Bernal, who starred in Cuaron’s 2015 feature directorial debut “Desierto,” signed on to the Zorro film four years ago, while it was still at Fox. It seems unlikely he’s still attached, however.


  • Mondragon

    I wish it had gone to the father Alfonso Cuaron that would give me great confidence and some legitimacy to this (somewhat iffy) concept.

    And although I’d rather it was the “classic” Zorro setting getting the reboot, I am totally ok with a future “legacy” Zorro taking the reins. Even after a hypothetical apocalypse.

    Legacy has been a regular part of the Zorro character narrative since the 1920s, before the Phantom, before Batman …and before beyond, yes he did it first!

    And I still think there is some great potential in this idea, so this looks like an interesting development.

    I hadn’t heard of Jonas, but if he’s taking cues from his father, this might have potential.

    I’ll have to check out Desierto.
    He definitely seems to be able to stage a thriller working with little.

    For a post apocalyptic Zorro setting, with people trying to survive a “badlands” type environment, it might work.

    If they still have Gael Garcia Bernal attached to play “future” Zorro, all the better.

    I’m sure people will **** about this concept from a place of complete ignorance, and while it’s definitely not my first choice for a Zorro production, I’ll try and remain optimistic. ;)