20th Century Fox has been working on a reboot of "Zorro" that's supposed to be set in a post-apocalyptic world and star Gael Garcia Bernal in the title role.
Today, we have the concept art and a pitch trailer that director Ricardo de Montreuil (The Raven) put together in an attempt to convince the studio that the movie is worth making. The video features Jason Day as Zorro, with Jon Voight providing the voice-over. Check everything out below.
In the movie, a meteorite crashes into Earth in the future and destroys much of California and Mexico leaving them as a desert. After the dust settles, that same meteorite is discovered to be a supreme source of energy, which a new hostile corporation assumes. People begin flocking to New San Diego for work only to find out they're now being oppressed. It is then that Alejandro Fox, a descendant of Don Diego de la Vega, the original Zorro, emerges as the hero that will answer the people's cry for justice.
Bland, humorless attempt at being "adult" and "serious"? Check.
Emo lead exuding zero masculinity? Check.
Hey, letís take a classic pulp adventure hero and suck dry all the fun, charm and whimsy by updating him to appease the current, gritty, ComiCon/video game zeitgeist. Ya know, to make him more "relevant".
To Ricardo de Montreuil and friends, I've got two words for you: f*ck and OFF
KillerCOckwrites: on November 27th, 2013 at 5:12:24 AM
reminded me of the last Metal gear game that came out
WV-Filmswrites: on November 27th, 2013 at 7:07:16 AM
I love Zorro. This needs some work...
Avirexwrites: on November 27th, 2013 at 8:02:28 AM
Great...now lets take the classic Sinbad character and make him a coast guard who fights Somalians. Starring Mark Wahlberg.
TRUEMANwrites: on November 27th, 2013 at 8:22:36 AM
WHAAAAA DAAA FUUUUUCKKK IS THIS! hollycrap is in trouble they are desperate! they are tossing arrows into the air to see if they hit something! what a waste of time this trailer!
Boo! This looked f*cking awful. Never understood why they wanted to do this film in a post-apocalyptic setting, just makes the character seem like any generic "enemy of the state" hero. Hope the studio is smart enough to sh*t-can this and save the money...wait, a studio being smart? Haha, nevermind, this will be their big 4th of July tentpole....
Stapeswrites: on November 27th, 2013 at 8:41:20 AM
No continuity in the trailer. I have no idea what is going on or the nature of the film's content. Erratic imagery with constant cuts to the "hero" looking around pensively.
Obtrusive Fox logos.
If a meteorite hit the earth, it either a) slammed into the the area in which the film operates, which means nothing would live there for a very long time, especially not some c*nty looking *sshole in a costume party disguise or b) it did not, which means the area in question wouldn't be damaged, unless the meteor hit the Pacific Ocean, in which case, again, nothing would live there for a very long time.
The audio broadcasts to the city's entire massive crowd, but there's no apparent speakers and no one is listening.
Ridiculously fast edits/cuts, which means not only do you not have a clue what's happening, you can't even see what you should be seeing because the action isn't extant long enough to be retained.
Zorro is dressed like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, or a member of The Foot, and not as a Mexican/Hispanic folk hero.
Camera has Parkinson's disease.
Character can slam sword through concrete wall even though we all know that would never happen unless he was in Shawshank.
Hero predictably runs along rooftops and scales walls, apeing Batman and Spiderman, yet is dressed in black on a what looks like a bright, hot day.
Troops, who have been trying to kill this guy since before forever now hold their fire so anachronistic Apache can line up its fire so hero can escape.
Idiotic gay voiceover with bizarre cut to someone breaking through a window and the hero slinging what looks like a chain, inexplicably reminding me of Daredevil.
Conflation between this film and RoboCop because they both uncreatively and unimaginatively steal from Nolan's lousy, moody dystopian films.
Yeah, this won't suck or anything.
minkowskiwrites: on November 27th, 2013 at 12:12:46 PM
Oh yeah...it's New San Diego, but there's no actual city, just a large Elysium-like shanty town, which means it should be named New Mexico City and not New San Diego.
This one should be entitled Gotham City Days: Elysium Begins.
Venom1970writes: on November 27th, 2013 at 12:30:01 PM
Zorro is a boring character, please f*ck off.
Natacuwrites: on November 27th, 2013 at 10:43:49 PM
I don't think it looks that bad, but they definitely shouldn't base it around Zorro. That's just retarded.
Evil_Discowrites: on November 28th, 2013 at 3:44:27 AM
Uuuhm.. so.. the main idea is the make a ninja-version of Zorro in post-apocalyptic world?