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Yes, Really: They’re Making A Post-Apocalyptic Zorro

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It’s true: somebody is making a Zorro movie in a futuristic and post-apocalyptic setting.

Lets take a moment to be clear. We’re not angry about this. It would be a pernicious lie to say that after hearing that one sentence description we didn’t think “Yeah. Yeah, I’d go see that.” We’re just a little miffed that we can green-light Post-Apocalyptic Zorro, but we can’t green-light Guillermo del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness.

…Can we at least make my Hellboy/Indiana Jones Crossover movie?

The post-apocoZorro flick is being put on by Fox Studios under the working title Zorro Reborn. According to The LA Times:

Unlike many of the previous Zorros (real name: Don Diego de la Vega) brandishing whips and swords, the hero of the new installment will live in the future — specifically a desolate and post-apocalyptic one, according to a person familiar with the film who asked not to be identified. A Fox spokeswoman declined to comment.

In this version, Zorro will be less a caped crusader for justice than a one-man vigilante force bent on revenge, in a western story that has echoes of both Sergio Leone and “No Country for Old Men.”

Leaving aside the point I could make in that the Caped Crusader himself already is a one-man vigilante so all you’re really saying is that he’ll be less about justice and more about revenge… which… I’m pretty sure… was the entire plot of the first movie in the last Zorro franchise…

Right, leaving that aside, the movie will be directed by Rpin Suwannath, usually a special effects guy, and the script has been written by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, who have previously penned Harker, an alternative Dracula reboot for Warner Bros.

Yeah… Yeah, we’ll go see that. Oh, and the kicker? It’s already been done.

(via The LA Times.)

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