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Peruvian Helmer Ricardo de Montreuil Early Contender To Direct 'Zorro Reborn' Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 8, 2012 10:16 AM
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You may know Ricardo De Montreuil best as the director of “The Raven,” not the James McTeigue-helmed Edgar Allen Poe actioner starring John Cusack, but rather the short film about a man named Chris Black who deals with the perils of having mysterious powers against the backdrop of a futuristic Los Angeles (watch it below). Well it looks as if Montreuil, who popped up on many in Hollywood’s radar with that short, could be taking a trip to the future once again.

Gael Garcia Bernal Will Put On The Mask For Post-Apocalyptic 'Zorro Reborn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 8:16 PM
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Gael Garcia Bernal never really struck us as a "tentpole guy." Having built his cred working with dudes like Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Amores Perros"), Jim Jarmusch ("The Limits Of Control"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Y Tu Mama Tambien"), Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries"), Michel Gondry ("The Science Of Sleep"), Fernando Meirelles ("Blindness") and Pedro Almodovar ("Bad Education") he's earned a strong reputation as an actor of taste and talent. Even more, as a producer he's backed movies like "Voy a explotar" and "Sin Nombre." Sure, he's flirted with the mainstream in mind-boggling decisions to star in stuff like "Letters To Juliet" and the forthcoming "A Little Bit Of Heaven," and his his next move is no less baffling.

Fox Planning Post-Apocalyptic 'Zorro' Reboot, Because Fuck It, They Might As Well

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 27, 2011 1:00 AM
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1998's "The Mask Of Zorro" is, all things considered, a pretty solid action-adventure movie. Not a classic, by any means, but as far as old-fashioned swashbucklers go, it was zippy fun, with about the right blend of action, laughs and romance. Sony clearly hoped that the film would turn the classic folk hero created by Johnston McCulley into a new franchise, but it took them seven years to get a sequel together, and when it arrived, 2005's "The Legend of Zorro" was a mere shadow of the original.

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