Zorro is a masked nobleman living in the Spanish colonial era of California, right? Apparently not, at least when it comes to 20th Century Fox, which is preparing to reboot the franchise with a very different look and feel to how it has been portrayed previously.
According to Dark Horizons, the movie is titled Zorro Reborn and sees many of the famous elements changed. Zorro will now do his business in a “Mad Max-esque apocalyptic wasteland,” and be fueled by a longing for vengeance rather than justice.
Furthermore Zorro Reborn will have shades of both No Country for Old Men and the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone. Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy are penning the script, while Rpin Suwannath will be making his directorial debut with the flick.
The last time we saw the character was in The Legend of Zorro, released in 2005. That movie starred Antonio Banderas and was a sequel to The Mask of Zorro from seven years previously. As that film made money at the box office, it’s unsurprising a reboot is on its way. In fact, it’s shocking it took so long for one to appear.