De Montrieul Up For “Zorro Reborn”

Peruvian filmmaker Ricardo de Montreuil (“Mancora”) has emerged as a directorial contender for “Zorro Reborn” at 20th Century Fox reports Variety.

The film radically reinvents the Zorro mythology by shifting the period action to a post-apocalyptic future. The masked hero of the people also becomes a vigilante bent on getting revenge against an evil tyrant and his gang of mercenaries.

De Montreuil is set helm a screen test with Zorro’s likely leading man Gael Garcia Bernal, but no deal is yet in place for him to direct the film.

“Harker” scribes Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy penned the most recent draft while Mark Amin, Cami Winikoff and David Higgins will produce.