Gael Garcia Bernal has been cast in the title role in Zorro Reborn, 20th Century Fox’s new take on Zorro. The new film will be a futuristic take on the character and won’t take place in California or Mexico. Zorro … Continue reading

Gael Garcia Bernal Will be ‘Zorro Reborn’

Gael Garcia Bernal has been cast in the title role in Zorro Reborn, 20th Century Fox’s new take on Zorro. The new film will be a futuristic take on the character and won’t take place in California or Mexico. Zorro will, however, continue to wear a mask and remain outside the law as a vigilante. That’s all that’s known of the plot.

I can’t see Zorro in a “future” setting. Will he still carry a sword? What good will that do against future weaponry like lasers or The Schwartz? I like my Zorro in the old west saving the underprivileged classes.

The last time Zorro was seen onscreen Antonio Banderas played him in Martin Campbell’s The Legend of Zorro, the lesser sequel to the superior Mask of Zorro.

I was pleasantly surprised by Mask of Zorro. I thought the script captured the perfect tone and Banderas was very good in the role. Garcia Bernal… I’m not so sure.

SOURCE: Variety

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Freddy-Noriega/601181290 Freddy Noriega

    Kill me now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcus.d.fiasco Marcus D. Ellison

    They lost me at “future setting”

  • Anonymous

    Zorro 2099….
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha…
    So, it’s the the Marvel 90′s again? :-D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-James/100002603705062 Peter James

    One word:

    Lightsabers.

    Or in this case Lightrapier

  • Anonymous

    Memo to 20th Century Fox: STOP NOW. If you proceed, it will go straight to DVD.

  • Anonymous

    Bad, bad idea.

  • Anonymous

    I dont always hate on shitty movies, but when I do I dprefer Zorro. Keep hatin’ my friends.

  • http://twitter.com/mixta110 Micky Betts

    Whilst my imagination conjours up great visual images, of a Masked futuristic Zorro, pulling a wheely on his Hover bike with a lightsaber style blade, I cant stop the old Dumb n Dumber question going through my mind…

    “What if he shot you in the face?”

     

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003676966324 Kelly Murdoch

     The New Zorro Should Be Enzo Zelocchi and Not Gael Garcia Bernal.

    The film Zorro or the story itself has been the subject of many
    children’s imagination since the original writing by Johnston McCulley
    in 1919. There has since been many TV and movie appearances of Zorro
    since the original writings were released and now Fox Studios is going
    to be reproducing a 21st century version of the masked bandit hero, but
    the issue remains of who take the starring role. Some say that Gael
    Garcia should be the one to take the starring role for marketing
    reasons, but with the more recent accomplishments of Enzo Zelocchi it is
    a sure bet that he should be the one to get the starring role and he
    will for sure make the better choice when it comes to the masked bandit
    who is Zorro.

    Why Enzo Zelocchi Should Be Zorro.

    The company that will take on
    the role of production for Fox Studios will be Sobini Films and it is
    likely that they will choose Enzo Zelocchi for the lead role in the
    modern take of Zorro, Zorro Reborn. One good reason for choosing Enzo
    Zelocchi for the lead role is for some of his more recent
    accomplishments and talent that have put his name at the top of the list
    for many of the major Hollywood production companies. He has not only
    shown his ability to act and take on any role that has come to him, but
    he has well shown an expertise and natural talent that few have when it
    comes to production and writing of films and the theatre with his recent
    success with My Little Princess in which he not only starred in he
    wrote, directed and produced. It also shows his ability to take on a
    role that is light-hearted as well as emotional. It shows his ability to
    adapt to the roles that are given. He will as well be a fresh face for
    the character of Zorro and portray the look of Zorro well. When Will Sobini Films Start Production.
    At the current moment Sobini Films is still in the production stage of
    the process of making Zorro. This means that they are still casting and
    deciding on the leading roles, but Enzo Zelocchi fans can rest assured
    that Enzo is at the top of the list for many of the Hollywood production
    companies and he will be a first pick when it comes to the lead role as
    Zorro in Zorro Reborn. We hope to see Enzo as Zorro in theatres in the
    coming year when Fox Studios finally releases the finished production.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003676966324 Kelly Murdoch

     “Zorro Reborn” 20th Century Fox has currently chosen Gael Garcia Bernal
    to play the new Zorro: The biggest miscast lead role of the Century!

    FULL REPORT with PICTURES, VIDEOS AND AUDIENCE PREFERENCES:
    hollywood-leaks. org

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003676966324 Kelly Murdoch

    SERIOUSLY, Gael Garcia Bernal??? Maybe riding a pony and kill some bad umpa lumpa will make him look taller.