Gael Garcia Bernal and filmmaker Jonas Cuaron are coming together for the reboot of Zorro in a film entitled Z. Bernal has signed up for a long-brewing reboot of the classic literary series that will put Zorro in a futuristic setting, Deadline reported.
Bernal, 37, will partner with Gravity co-writer Cuaron and producer Mark Amin on this updated incarnation of pulp writer Johnston McCulley’s swashbuckling anti-hero. “Zorro is a hero who is charming, witty and clever. Gael possesses all those characteristic and he’s able to deliver them with a modern spin to introduce the Zorro character to a new audience,” Amin said.
Bernal is fresh off a Golden Globe for the hit Amazon series, Mozart in the Jungle. Zorro has been played by such stars as Douglas Fairbanks, George Hamilton and Antonio Banderas over the decades.