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Zorro will slash again in a reboot of the pulp hero

Oct. 6, 2011by:

Although he was just played on screen by Antonio Banderas six years ago, Sony is ready to put another dreamy Latino in the black mask for a new ZORRO.

The studio has writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia working on the latest version, which will reportedly be an adaptation of Isabel Allende's 2005 novel. Federman and Scaia have a TV background that includes work on "Warehouse 13", "Jericho" and the new "Charlie's Angels" series.

The dashing pulp vigilante (and his alter ego Don Diego de la Vega), known for using his rapier to carve the letter Z into the scenery and/or criminals, was created in 1919 and has been the subject of numerous films, serials, comics, games, TV shows and animated series.

The hero was most recently played by Banderas in the enjoyable MASK OF ZORRO (and its less enjoyable sequel LEGEND OF ZORRO). Before that, the character and his twin brother Bunny Wigglesworth was played by George Hamilton in ZORRO, THE GAY BLADE.

Extra Tidbit: The 1975 ZORRO went international -- an Italian movie starring French actor Alain Delon as the Spanish hero.
Source: Deadline

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5:45AM on 10/09/2011
I'm kind of surprised nobody has read the Isabel Allende novel. It's a great Zorro story with a believable background. It no longer takes place in a Hollywood version on a mexican town, rather it's a town that feels reals with tridimensional characters.
I'm kind of surprised nobody has read the Isabel Allende novel. It's a great Zorro story with a believable background. It no longer takes place in a Hollywood version on a mexican town, rather it's a town that feels reals with tridimensional characters.
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5:59PM on 10/07/2011

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But the Mask of Zorro director Martin Campbell - is he not the oddest director working? He makes great movies like Mask of Zorro and follows it up with the shitstorm of a sequel. Makes Casino Royale, quite possibly the best James Bond film of all time, then poops out the Green Lantern. Goldeneye, then Vertical Limit. What the hell?
But the Mask of Zorro director Martin Campbell - is he not the oddest director working? He makes great movies like Mask of Zorro and follows it up with the shitstorm of a sequel. Makes Casino Royale, quite possibly the best James Bond film of all time, then poops out the Green Lantern. Goldeneye, then Vertical Limit. What the hell?
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3:23PM on 10/07/2011
why cant they do a good zorro movie. like a gritty telling of him. the writers of the shitty looking new charlies angel show?? Seriously get the fuck out of here!
why cant they do a good zorro movie. like a gritty telling of him. the writers of the shitty looking new charlies angel show?? Seriously get the fuck out of here!
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8:08AM on 10/07/2011
Danny Trejo should play Zorro and it should be directed by Robert Rodriguez.
Danny Trejo should play Zorro and it should be directed by Robert Rodriguez.
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6:21AM on 10/07/2011
Banderas didn't play Don Diego de la Vega, it was Anthony Hopkins.
I'm surprised they're not announcing this as a prequel to those films, following the adventures of Hopkins's character as a young man.
Banderas didn't play Don Diego de la Vega, it was Anthony Hopkins.
I'm surprised they're not announcing this as a prequel to those films, following the adventures of Hopkins's character as a young man.
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5:46AM on 10/07/2011
I love the "Mask of Zorro". One of the best action thrillers ever made.
I love the "Mask of Zorro". One of the best action thrillers ever made.
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3:15AM on 10/07/2011
This was inevitable, so no use complaining. I nominate Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum, Carlos) for the role, then.
This was inevitable, so no use complaining. I nominate Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum, Carlos) for the role, then.
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2:50AM on 10/07/2011
1. Antonio Banderas is a freaking terrific Zorro, I can't imagine any better.
2. No, Legend wasn't as good but I still dug it a lot.
3. I'm 21, and I consider Mask of Zorro to be one of the best films of my generation. :)
4. My interest is peaked in this!
1. Antonio Banderas is a freaking terrific Zorro, I can't imagine any better.
2. No, Legend wasn't as good but I still dug it a lot.
3. I'm 21, and I consider Mask of Zorro to be one of the best films of my generation. :)
4. My interest is peaked in this!
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1:51AM on 10/07/2011
Mask of Zorro is such a good movie.
Mask of Zorro is such a good movie.
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1:39AM on 10/07/2011

This will be awful

Look at those writing credits, all of it is terrible, mark my words, this movie will suck, bet they get Taylor Lautner to be Zorro...
Look at those writing credits, all of it is terrible, mark my words, this movie will suck, bet they get Taylor Lautner to be Zorro...
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12:29AM on 10/07/2011
Somebody que the stock Batman Begins comparison. "We wanna make it darker, more serious like Batman Begins."
Somebody que the stock Batman Begins comparison. "We wanna make it darker, more serious like Batman Begins."
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11:51PM on 10/06/2011
If not Banderas himself, then a cardboard cutout of Banderas. I have a feeling they are going to reboot this with a mix of Sherlock Holmes and the new 3 Musketeers film.
If not Banderas himself, then a cardboard cutout of Banderas. I have a feeling they are going to reboot this with a mix of Sherlock Holmes and the new 3 Musketeers film.
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