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Old April 28 2011, 01:04 AM   #1
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post-Apocalyptic Zorro

If Abe Lincoln can be a vampire hunter, I guess this is kosher...

Titled Zorro Reborn, the reboot is being considered by 20th Century Fox. The plan is to remove the title character of Zorro from his historical setting of California or Mexico and drop him in the middle of a post-apocalyptic future.
Can it at least be post-apocalyptic California? (We're more than halfway there now.) Then Ah-nud could get in the act too.
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Old April 28 2011, 01:05 AM   #2
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Keep him in California and make it a Fallout crossover!
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Old April 28 2011, 01:08 AM   #3
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Post-Apocalyptic California is governed by killer robots with Austrian accents!!!
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Old April 28 2011, 01:10 AM   #4
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Works better with the Phantom IMO.
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Old April 28 2011, 01:12 AM   #5
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Arnold as post-apocalyptic Zorro =


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Old April 28 2011, 01:24 AM   #6
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No no no no! Edward James Olmos as Zorro, battling the evil robotic Governator!

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Old April 28 2011, 01:39 AM   #7
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Re: post-Apocalyptic Zorro

This sounds as dumb as changing Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple to an American woman in her thirties.

If you take Zorro out of early-19th-century California, why even bother calling him Zorro? He’s just another avenging, swashbuckling hero in a mask.

At least I hope he still has his whip.

As a note of interest, Johnston McCulley, who created the character in 1919, lived to see the success of Disney’s Zorro TV series in 1958.
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Old April 28 2011, 01:41 AM   #8
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Hasn't Batman already beaten him to a post-apocalyptic future?
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Old April 28 2011, 01:57 AM   #9
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^ Not in movies, he hasn't.

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No no no no! Edward James Olmos as Zorro, battling the evil robotic Governator!

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AND HOW!
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Old April 28 2011, 02:23 AM   #10
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Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
No no no no! Edward James Olmos as Zorro, battling the evil robotic Governator!

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I would so watch that.
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Old April 28 2011, 04:54 AM   #11
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Re: post-Apocalyptic Zorro

I'm intrigued.
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Old April 28 2011, 05:03 AM   #12
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Bandaras and Catherine Zeta-Jones doing the stable sword-fight with lightsabers is going to be a LOT more dangerous.
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Old April 28 2011, 07:38 PM   #13
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This sounds as dumb as changing Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple to an American woman in her thirties.
Not quite as dumb, because Miss Marple (and that TV series that's going to recast Poe as a snarky young detective) are The Most Obvious Hollywood Approach(TM). Just taking a unique character or person, stripping away everything unique and shoehorning them into a standard template that could be used for any sort of character at all.

The most obvious way to remake Zorro is to place him in modern-day LA as a vigilante, fighting gangs and whatnot (maybe he can compare notes with Wonder Woman). Turning Zorro into a sci-fi character isn't terribly original either, but it does show a smidge of creativity or at least the unexpected.
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Old April 28 2011, 07:59 PM   #14
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At first I thought they meant literally lifting Zorro from his roots and dropping him into a post-apocalyptic world via time travel. (I was about to make a snarky Jonah Hex comment.) I might watch that.

But if they just mean some new Zorro in a future world... meh....
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Old April 28 2011, 08:28 PM   #15
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Re: post-Apocalyptic Zorro

My first reaction to this was "Stupid." but the more I think about it, it all depends on the execution. If say, it's a post-apocalyptic world and a new hero is inspired by the legend of a Masked Hero named Zorro, I'd be interested in checking that out. Such ideas have been done in comic form with heroes like Batman before fairly successfully. I look at it as a "what if" scenario.
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