The fabled post-apocalyptic Zorro movie at long last has a director.
Jonas Cuaron, who co-wrote “Gravity” with his father Alfonso Cuaron, will helm the reboot, which transplants the swashbuckling pulp hero from Spanish-ruled California to a near-future setting. The film was previously called “Zorro Reborn,” but The Hollywood Reporter now says the title has been changed to simply “Z.”
At one point set up with Fox, the project was rescued from development hell in August by Lantica Media and Sobini Films, which announced it will begin production in March.
Gael Garcia Bernal, who starred in Cuaron’s 2015 feature directorial debut “Desierto,” signed on to the Zorro film four years ago, while it was still at Fox. It seems unlikely he’s still attached, however.