[adrotate banner=”1″]Those of you who are well-versed in the crazy crap that may come down the studio pipe might remember the IMDB had a listing for Zorro 2110 around 2008 or so that had no other information except a bunch of lawsuits. Amazingly, this film has returned to life in the form of Zorro Reborn, where the Zorro of a post-apocalyptic future does Zorro things and carves Zs into spaceships or something. This film took so long to exist that someone went ahead and already made a Future Zorro cartoon series, Zorro: Generation Z.
They got Gael Garcia Bernal to star as Zorro, because he’s awesome. The director is Rpin Suwannath, who was born with a terrible condition that destroyed vowels in his first name. He is a “previsualization specialist” – which means he hasn’t directed squat. The writers Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy also wrote a Dracula reboot called Harker, which might star Russell Crowe as a Scotland Yard detective named Harker who investigates the Dracula murders. So now you have yet another film to look forward to!
Johnston McCulley wrote the original pulp stories, for more Zorro information you can Google “Zorro” yourself.
No word on that Samson in the Future script, but at current rates it won’t be a film until 2015 at the earliest..
Not a lightsaber, please don't sue us, Lucas!
[adrotate banner=”1″]Hey, we all love the story of Samson in the Bible and how Delilah cut his hair and he pushed some columns in all suicide bomber-like, but you will love it even more in the future!
Warner prevailed in a three-studio bidding battle. The seven-figure deal comes despite a sluggish year so far for deals on material.
Scott Silver (8 Milie) will write the script, and Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) will direct. Erwin Stoff will produce through 3 Arts.
Samson gives a futuristic twist to the story of the biblical strongman who was invincible until he was betrayed by Delilah, to whom he entrusted the secret that his strength came from his long hair.
Three studios were fighting over this movie! THREE!!! Is it any wonder why movies are terrible, just terrible now? Samson in the future is dumb, but Zorro in the future will rule!
Zorro 2110 was to be its name, but who knows what is happening with that one, it has been lawsuit city since 2005:
Filmmakers Sue Sony Pictures Over Rights To Make ‘Zorro’ Film
Who owns Zorro? That’s the question filmmakers are asking a judge to answer.
Los Angeles, CA — Sobini Films claims it owns the rights to a 1919 book in which the character Zorro first appears and it wants to use that to make a futuristic movie to be called “Zorro 2110.”
But Sony Pictures sent a cease-and-desist letter, stopping the Sobini project, claiming Sony owns exclusive rights to develop and distribute all films and T-V programs based on “Zorro.”
Now Sobini is suing.
The complaint also asks the judge to find that Zorro’s look, including his black mask, cape, hat and sword, cannot be tradmarked or copyrighted.
No comment on the suit from Sony Pictures.