Last year it was revealed that Lantica Media and Sobini Films were resurrecting Zorro Reborn, the long-in-development post-apocalyptic reboot of the masked hero Zorro, and now the two companies have announced that Jonas Cuaron (Gravity) has signed on to write and direct the project, which will now be going by the title of Z.
“When I saw Desierto, I was impressed with Jonás’s command of action and suspense, his great visual eye, and the strong performances he elicited from his actors,” states Sobini Films’ CEO Mark Amin, with Lantica Media’s CEO Antonio Gennari adding that, “We are very fortunate to have Jonás on this film. His love of cinema is evident in his work and he is very talented in his ability to tell a compelling story. We look forward to seeing where his vision will take us.”
The Zorro reboot has been in development for over fifteen years, and is described as “a post-apocalyptic take on the myth of Zorro…set in the near future but keeps the idea of a masked and caped stranger taking on tyrants.”