Zorro heads into the post-apocalyptic future

Pulp hero to get a science fiction reboot

Classic swashbuckler Zorro, whose relationship with sci-fi is generally limited to inspiring the likes of Batman, is set to be transplanted into a post-apocalyptic wasteland for a new film, a proposed 20th Century Fox reboot called Zorro Reborn.

The LA Times reported, “Unlike many of the previous Zorros (real name: Don Diego de la Vega) brandishing whips and swords, the hero of the new installment will live in the future—specifically a desolate and post-apocalyptic one, according to a person familiar with the film who asked not to be identified.

“In this version, Zorro will be less a caped crusader for justice than a one-man vigilante force bent on revenge, in a western story that has echoes of both Sergio Leone and No Country For Old Men.

“The movie will be directed by Rpin Suwannath, a previsualization specialist who worked on a number of the X-Men, Matrix and Chronicles Of Narnia movies.”