Jonas Cuaron, Alfonso Cuaron’s son who penned “Gravity” and recently wrote and directed “Desierto,” has been hired to pen and direct a new take on Zorro.
“Z” will be produced by Lantica Media and Sobini Films, but there’s little to no details on what approach Cuaron will take with the material.
Over the last few years the companies were developing “Zorro Reborn,” a post-apocalyptic take on the myth of Zorro and follows a masked and caped stranger taking on tyrants in a Mad Max-style wasteland. Whether that will change with Cuaron’s hiring is unclear, though if he’s writing a new script expect at least some reworking of that premise.
Shooting will take place at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios starting this Summer, and the project will be on sale at the European Film Market in Berlin this month. Mark Amin will produce.
Cuaron’s “Desierto,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, opens this Spring.
Source: The Wrap