Gael Garcia Bernal Is “Zorro Reborn”

Gael Garcia Bernal (“Y Tu Mama Tambien,” “The Motorcycle Diaries”) is looking like the actor set to star in the sci-fi re-imagining “Zorro Reborn” for 20th Century Fox reports Variety.

This rather different take on the legend of Zorro shifts him out of the Spanish colonial era of California in which he was set and into a “Mad Max”-esque apocalyptic wasteland. The character will be fuelled more by vengeance than justice.

Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy (“Harker”) are penning the script. Pre-viz whiz Rpin Suwannath was linked to direct but no longer. Mark Amin, Cami Winikoff and David Higgins will produce.

The project is not to be confused with the “Zorro” reboot over at Sony Pictures based on Chilean author Isabel Allende’s 2005 novel.