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Zorro heading to a dystopian future for its reboot?

04.28.2011

It's no surprise that any franchise that has at one point been good and/or had a fanbase is getting rebooted, but now these ideas are getting step past "TOTAL RECALL without Mars."

The new word is that Zorro is not only getting a makeover, but one that transports him to the future for a complete reinvention of the character in a film called ZORRO REBORN.

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."

So let's say, V for Vendetta, but we're calling him Zorro.

Much like Battleship and Asteroids, I don't understand the brand association here. You want to make a movie about a skilled warrior seeking revenge in the future? Awesome, I'm actually even a bit interested. But why drag the Zorro name into it? What is this guy going to have in common with him other than a name and probably a mask?

For once I'm hoping for a movie to get stuck in development hell.

Extra Tidbit: As you can see by my image, Zorro has already attempted to go to the future once in a DVD movie.
Source: LATimes

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12:10PM on 05/01/2011
Well it couldn't be worse than the sequel to Mask of Zorro. Seriously though, this sounds like someone played Red Faction with spanish subtitles. I'm betting this is a bit out of context and doesn't contain all of the facts. This could be damned cool, but the above description makes it sound like a bad cut and paste job with a recognizable character into an unfamiliar setting. Here's hoping this is a skewed description and it could actually be cool.
Well it couldn't be worse than the sequel to Mask of Zorro. Seriously though, this sounds like someone played Red Faction with spanish subtitles. I'm betting this is a bit out of context and doesn't contain all of the facts. This could be damned cool, but the above description makes it sound like a bad cut and paste job with a recognizable character into an unfamiliar setting. Here's hoping this is a skewed description and it could actually be cool.
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9:40AM on 04/29/2011
I agree with Tassi, why attach the Zorro name if it's clearly not Zorro? Oh, becuase people will go see it. I see, so no new original big budget action movie with a new character, let's use favorite old ones in totally different times and places. I'm not buying into this. What's next? Hercules going to be in New York?
I agree with Tassi, why attach the Zorro name if it's clearly not Zorro? Oh, becuase people will go see it. I see, so no new original big budget action movie with a new character, let's use favorite old ones in totally different times and places. I'm not buying into this. What's next? Hercules going to be in New York?
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11:05PM on 04/28/2011

Here's the vibe I'm getting...

"Batman Beyond" meets "Beastmaster 2" meets "Knight Rider 2010."
"Batman Beyond" meets "Beastmaster 2" meets "Knight Rider 2010."
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6:06PM on 04/28/2011

"AWESOME"

The picture looks like Shredder from TMNT on a motorcycle... No thanks.
The picture looks like Shredder from TMNT on a motorcycle... No thanks.
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5:23PM on 04/28/2011

ROFLMFAO

I damn near pissed my pants from laughing when I saw that picture.
I damn near pissed my pants from laughing when I saw that picture.
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5:01PM on 04/28/2011

Worst idea ever..

whoever thought of this should get shot and punched in the face.
whoever thought of this should get shot and punched in the face.
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5:24PM on 04/28/2011
I say punched then shot, that way they can feel twice the pain.
I say punched then shot, that way they can feel twice the pain.
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3:45PM on 04/28/2011

I've never once met someone who

was a big fan of Zorro. Are people calling for more Zorro movies?
was a big fan of Zorro. Are people calling for more Zorro movies?
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4:19PM on 04/28/2011
I was actually a fan of the 70's (i think) show when i was a kid and the Banderas film was alright.
I was actually a fan of the 70's (i think) show when i was a kid and the Banderas film was alright.
4:25PM on 04/28/2011
just seems like a pretty lame hero in this day and age, anyway you spin it. same goes to the lone ranger, that movie sounds like a terrible idea.
just seems like a pretty lame hero in this day and age, anyway you spin it. same goes to the lone ranger, that movie sounds like a terrible idea.
9:42AM on 04/29/2011
Not more zorro movies, but don't take a popular character and just put him anywhere. Why not send him back in time too and he can help Jesus. Though I did like the movies with Banderas, I won't pay to see Zorro in a dystopian future.
Not more zorro movies, but don't take a popular character and just put him anywhere. Why not send him back in time too and he can help Jesus. Though I did like the movies with Banderas, I won't pay to see Zorro in a dystopian future.
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2:35PM on 04/28/2011
This idea sounds awful. I'd be up for another Zorro sequel however. I don't know where Banderas has been for the last few years (other than voicing Puss) so I think he and Zeta-Jones would be up for it. Sure the second movie was awful, but if Men in Black can get a third movie why not Zorro.
This idea sounds awful. I'd be up for another Zorro sequel however. I don't know where Banderas has been for the last few years (other than voicing Puss) so I think he and Zeta-Jones would be up for it. Sure the second movie was awful, but if Men in Black can get a third movie why not Zorro.
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2:12PM on 04/28/2011

I was curious

right up until i saw that pic and the reality crashed in that this is a bad idea. I agree with the fact that there is no reason this should be associated with Zorro.
right up until i saw that pic and the reality crashed in that this is a bad idea. I agree with the fact that there is no reason this should be associated with Zorro.
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2:10PM on 04/28/2011

jesus..

it shouldn't of been in the future. I like the idea of Zorro in modern times, and dealing with real problems in Mexico. But Idk even that would take some major work to win me over..
it shouldn't of been in the future. I like the idea of Zorro in modern times, and dealing with real problems in Mexico. But Idk even that would take some major work to win me over..
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2:04PM on 04/28/2011
Ok...this is one of the stupidest ideas I have heard come out. I'm with raz...this has to be a joke.
Ok...this is one of the stupidest ideas I have heard come out. I'm with raz...this has to be a joke.
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1:43PM on 04/28/2011
This is a joke right?
This is a joke right?
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1:22PM on 04/28/2011

you know, it's more exciting

than that sequel. The first movie was fun as hell, but when the second came around and they started advertising it... it was just wasn't that cool or interesting anymore... Bandereas will still be Zorro to me, but I'm glad they're trying something new with it, a futuristic thing like this might be pretty damn cool actually. It could totally suck as well, but we'll just have to wait and see. Glad it's something different though.
than that sequel. The first movie was fun as hell, but when the second came around and they started advertising it... it was just wasn't that cool or interesting anymore... Bandereas will still be Zorro to me, but I'm glad they're trying something new with it, a futuristic thing like this might be pretty damn cool actually. It could totally suck as well, but we'll just have to wait and see. Glad it's something different though.
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