I suppose, what with things being rebooted all over the place, it’s no surprise that Zorro, last seen on screen in the two highly entertaining Antonio Banderas-starring swashbucklers, but a character who has periodically starred in movies, as well as comics, TV serials, cartoons etc, since the silent days, is going to turn up again. Back in February, it was announced that Gravity co-writer Jonás Cuarón would both write and direct the new movie. Now the news it out via Deadline that this reboot has hired Gael Garcia Bernal [Babel, The Motorcycle Diaries, Bad Education] to play the new incarnatin of Zorro. The two have just worked together on Desierto) for Z. Apperently this version may be called Z, and is set in the near future.
Oddly enough, Bernal was also attached to play the character back in 1012 in Zorro Reborn, which was also set in the future, and in a post-apocalyptic setting, but that film either never came to fruition or metamorphised into this new project. I’m sure about this ‘future’ angle, but as long as they keep lots of sword fights, daring rescues and the mask, then I’ll no doubt be happy.