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Gael Garcia Bernal To Star In Zorro Reborn

We've been hearing about the new Zorro adventure for a couple of months now. In April of last year it was reported that 20th Century Fox was developing a project called Zorro Reborn, which would not only reboot the franchise that starred Antonio Banderas, but would completely change the setting, moving the masked vigilante to a post-apocalyptic future. The big question, though, was who would they get to play the titular character? Say what you will about the quality of Martin Campbell's films (particularly the second one), but Banderas was perfect for the part. Fortunately, there is another famous hispanic actor that could fit the bill quite nicely and now the studio has brought him on board.

Variety has it that Gael Garcia Bernal is now attached to star in Zorro Reborn. The project still doesn't have a director, but it does have a script written by Glenn Gers (2008's Mad Money) and Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy (who wrote the upcoming Dracula movie Harker). In this particular story, which will explore the origins of the character, Zorro will be a hero in the future fighting for revenge, but few other details about the story are currently available. Bernal will be seen next starring alongside Will Ferrell in Casa de mi Padre and is currently in production on director Pablo Larraín's No. The trade's report doesn't say when the project might go into production.

Bernal is a great actor, but do you think that he has the skills necessary to play an iconic character like Zorro? What do you think about the future setting? Leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.

Eric Eisenberg
Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.