A new, reimagined film of Zorro is in the making with Alex Rivera directing. Zorro will change his sword to keyboard in the upcoming film, as he becomes a hacker.
It was announced today that MacArthur Genius Award-winner Alex Rivera has signed on to write and direct the reboot Zorro 2.0, which will be produced by Mark Amin’s Sobini Films. Rivera has written a new draft for a scheduled start in 2022. The official synopsis reads, “When his mother is attacked by a secret government unit, Oscar de la Vega, a young, undocumented hacker known as ‘z0rr0,’ fights back and discovers a high-tech conspiracy that threatens not only his family, but the world.”
According to SlashFilm, after the announcement Mark Amin, who will also be a producer of the reimagined Zorro installation said: “Alex’s vision grounds Zorro in today’s real-world issues while delivering on the fun of a superhero action movie and the humor and charm of the classic Zorro movies.” The head of Sobini Films added: “He is the perfect filmmaker to update Zorro for today’s audience.”
In the past twenty years, Rivera has been writing and directing award-winning Latino films. Rivera’s first feature, Sleep Dealer, a cyberpunk thriller set on the U.S./Mexico border, won awards at both the Sundance and Berlin International Film Festival. Sobini Films’ Mark Amin, Cami Winikoff, and Tyler Boehm will produce. John Gertz of Zorro Productions International and Michael Helfant of Amasia Entertainment will serve as Executive Producers.