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Yep, They’re Still Making a Post-Apocalyptic Zorro, Now With Casting News

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Ok, here’s the thing. Way back in last April Fox Studios told the LA Times that they’d got a director and writers to put together a Zorro reboot set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic setting, where “Zorro will be less a caped crusader for justice than a one-man vigilante force bent on revenge.” In other words, the plot of every movie featuring a vigilante with no superpowers. And we did a post on it because how often do you get to point out to people that Zorro: Generation Z, featuring a futuristic Zorro with a motorcycle named Tornado and a laser sword, was a thing?

And we fully expected the project to drop of the face of the earth and never been seen again. But it hasn’t. Instead it’s hired a Zorro.

In the meantime, the movie has apparently gained another writer and lost its director, which points it right back towards that cliff at the and of the earth’s face, but nevertheless, our new future!Zorro is Gael Garcia Bernal. Bernal is a veteran of The Motorcycle Diaries and The Science of Sleep, and, a twist for most Hollywood productions, is precisely the ethnicity that he would be portraying as Zorro, being born and raised in Mexico. Although, as a futuristic production, who knows if it’ll still even be set in the American southwest?

Cliff faces not withstanding, we’re hoping for lasers, or at least some Mad Max type action.

(via Blastr.)

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