It seems that you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a super hero movie in Hollywood these days. No less than 7 of them are set to come out this year alone just from DC and Marvel. And recently, smaller comic publisher Valiant Comics announcing that they will be throwing their properties into the mix some time next year. it seems that the time may be right for some non-mainstream heroes to hit the big screen, and now a long circulated reboot of the Zorro franchise looks like it is making serious headway with the announcement that they have finally signed a director.
Zorro Reborn will be a futuristic reboot of the classic tale of the masked crusader. The script has already been written by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy. It’ll be produced by Mark Amin, Cami Winikoff and David Higgins for Sobini Films.
Ricardo De Montreuil is currently in talks with 20th Century Fox to possibly direct this reimagination of Zorro. Nothing is official as of yet, but he is set to do a screen test with Gael Garcia Bernal, who will be starring in the flick. IMDb has it set for a 2014 release.
I’m not quite sure what I think about there being a futuristic reboot of Zorro. I don’t really understand why new story plots aren’t a thing, because I’m pretty fuckin’ tired of all of these remakes and reboots and shit.
Source: Comic Book Movie