Newswire: Gravity screenwriter Jonás Cuarón to write and direct “futuristic” Zorro movie

It’s been more than a decade since Antonio Banderas last dressed himself up in a black cape and mask to ride in defense of the common people in the critically and financially disappointing The Legend Of Zorro. Ever since, we’ve been hearing whispers and rumors about a possible fresh interpretation of Johnston McCulley’s iconic swashbuckling hero. And now it looks like one might just come to pass—if anything “futuristic” still counts as a fresh interpretation.

Lantica Media and Sobini Films have just announced that Jonás Cuarón (son of Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón, with whom he co-wrote that screenplay) has been chosen to write and direct Z, which was described as “a post-apocalyptic take on the myth of Zorro… set in the near future” back when it was going by the title Zorro Reborn. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the “post-apocalyptic” bit has been removed, but …

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