The legendary character Zorro has been adapted on film many times, most recently in 2005’s The Legend of Zorro. In the decade since, there has been talk about another reboot of the hero, with a post-apocalyptic re-imagining entering development last year. Now, a writer-director has been hired to tackle the film.
It has been announced (via Heroic Hollywood and Variety) that screenwriter and filmmaker Jonas Cuaron, best known for writing 2013’s Gravity, will write and direct the new Zorro movie. Titled Z, the film is set in the “near future” and will begin production this summer. Lantica Media and Sobini Films are co-producing. The goal is to make the movie with a budget between $30M and $100M.
Cuaron is earning critical acclaim for his new movie, Desierto. He is the son of director Alfonso Cuaron, who helmed Gravity.
Stay tuned for more news on Z as we have it.