Gravity writer planning futuristic Zorro movie

Zorro rides again

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It’s been over a decade since the last Zorro movie, 2005’s The Legend of Zorro starring Antonio Banderas, but a new movie examining the tale of the masked bandit will add an even bigger time jump to its 1800s setting – because it’s going to be set in the future.

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Directed by Gravity co-writer Jonas Cuaron (who also happens to be the son of Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron), the new film will be called Z and according to the Hollywood Reporter will be set in “the near future” while still retaining the core of the masked, caped bandit fighting for the rights of ordinary people.

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To sum up: yes, we’re picturing Zorro with a lightsaber too.

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