Principal photography is expected to take place in Pinewood’s Dominican Republic Studios.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s a post-apocalyptic take on the myth of Zorro, the pulp hero created in 1919. The traditional stories cast Zorro as a hero of peasants and farmers who fought against corrupt and brutal officials of Spanish-held California. Reborn is set in the near future but keeps the idea of a masked and caped stranger taking on tyrants.
That sounds both interesting and a concept which is better suited for a direct to DVD release. It’s really going to depend on the director and cast which is put together, but there’s currently no word on who’s being eyed to join the project. It certainly has some potential!
“Every generation has its own Zorro hero and we’re proud to be able to introduce a new Zorro to this generation,” said one of the producers in a statement released today. The last Zorro movie (The Legend of Zorro) was released in 2005 and starred Antonio Banderas.