Jonás Cuarón to Direct Zorro Movie Entitled Z

Many of you likely know the name Alfonso Cuarón, the award-winning director of the science fiction film, GRAVITY, among other well-respected films. What you may not know is that his son, Jonás Cuarón is a filmmaker in his own right. Not only did the writer/director co-write the script for GRAVITY with his father, but he directed the companion short film ANINGAAQ. That particular film follows the man that Sandra Bullock’s character talks to over the radio at one point in GRAVITY.

You can check that out below.

Admittedly, that particularly film didn’t really add a whole lot to GRAVITY for me. In some ways, it kind of took away the magic of wondering who Bullock was talking to, and it also made it feel a lot more bitter in retrospect. But, Cuarón has continued on into features, bringing us the upcoming film DESIERTO, which has gotten pretty good buzz since its premiere last year at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film was good enough that Cuarón has now been hired to take on the Zorro movie, which has been titled Z, TheWrap reports.

As of right now, the actual details are very sparse, but it’s a reimagining of the well-known mask-wearing vigilante. The film is set to be produced by Lantica Media and Sobini Films

Sobini Films’ CEO Mark Amin had the following to say:

“When I saw DESIERTO, I was impressed with Jonás’ command of action and suspense, his great visual eye, and the strong performances he elicited from his actors.”

Lantica Media’s Antonio Gennari continued the praise.

“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.”

What are you hoping to see out of this reimagined Zorro? Let us know in the comments down below!

And if you’re curious about DESIERTO, you can check the trailer for that below.


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