Post-Apocalyptic ‘Zorro’ Reboot In The Works

In light of a new partnership between Lantica Media and Sobini Films, the film about a futuristic Zorro in a post-apocalyptic world has found new life. For a period of time the film was in the works at Fox until it was shelved. The likes of Bryan Singer, Ricardo de Montreuil, Garry Whitta and Justin Marks had been attached to it over the years.

Mark Amin (Frida, Good Kill) will produce the movie, while Cami Winkoff and David W. Higgins will executive produce the production that will be financed by Lantica Media, with a March 2016 start date for principal photography.

Here’s what producer Mark Amin had to say about the movie finally happening.

This has been a fifteen year journey filled with ups and downs but it has remained my passion project over the years.

Antonio Gennari, CEO of Lantica Media stated.

Every generation has its own Zorro hero and we’re proud to be able to introduce a new Zorro to this generation.

Here’s the official press release:

LOS ANGELES, CA — Lantica Media and Sobini Films announced today that they have partnered to produce Sobini’s Zorro Reborn project. Lantica Media will finance the film which is due to begin principal photography in March 2016 at the Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios. Zorro Reborn is a reboot of the wildly successful film franchise based on the beloved masked character. Pantelion Films will handle international sales. The deal was announced jointly by Lantica Media’s CEO Antonio Gennari and Sobini Films’ Mark Amin.

“We’re extremely excited to have partnered with Sobini on this project,” commented Gennari. “The Zorro character has nearly a 100 year history in various entertainment mediums as well as a tremendous worldwide appeal. Every generation has its own Zorro hero and we’re proud to be able to introduce a new Zorro to this generation.”

Amin added, “This has been a fifteen year journey filled with ups and downs but it has remained my passion project over the years. I’m so happy to have found partners in Antonio and Albert who share my vision for what this project will be.”

Set in the near future, Zorro Reborn is the re-imagining of the classic legend which will take audiences to a new and visually exciting world.

International sales will be launched this fall in Toronto by Anne-Marie Ross, President of International at Pantelion. “Zorro Reborn offers a unique opportunity for international distributors to come on board an action film with a brand that is already a household name worldwide,” said Ross.

Veteran producer Amin, whose credits include Good Kill and Frida, will produce the film with Albert Martinez Martin overseeing production for Lantica Pictures. Cami Winikoff and David W. Higgins are set to executive produce on behalf of Sobini.

About Lantica Media
Lantica Media (www.lantica.media) is an innovative media company that invests across several segments of the entertainment industry. Its subsidiaries offer world-class studio facilities and production services as well as production, financing and distribution solutions for films and television shows.

The company’s operating units currently include Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios and Lantica Pictures. Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios is a state-of-the-art film and TV studio established with Pinewood Studios Group plc. Lantica Pictures develops, finances and produces original content for English and Spanish language audiences.

Lantica Media is an asset managed by VICINI’s Terra-RD platform.

About Sobini Films
Sobini Films, an independent production and finance company that focuses on feature films and long-form television, is headed by Mark Amin, veteran producer, distributor and financier whose credits include FRIDA, GOOD KILL, EVE’S BAYOU, and STONEHEARST ASYLUM. The company also has the upcoming MILES AHEAD, directed by and starring Don Cheadle as Miles Davis which just sold in a bidding war to Sony Classics as well as RUSS & ROGER GO BEYOND, starring Will Ferrell and Josh Gad with Michael Winterbottom to direct.

About Pantelion Films
Pantelion Films is the first major Latino Hollywood studio and the new face of Hispanic entertainment. Launched in 2010, Pantelion releases include the breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the recent box office success Cantinflas which achieved the highest per screen average of any film in nationwide release on its opening weekend as well as films such as Pulling Strings, Casa de mi Padre and From Prada to Nada.

— Lantica Media

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

(Andrew Gifford)

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