New writer hired for Sony's Zorro reboot

News Simon Brew
7 Mar 2014 - 07:07

Sony wants a gritter Zorro in the style of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight movies. And it's hired a new writer for the reboot...

Sony is continuing with its quest to reboot the Zorro movie franchise, and it's hired a new writer to help it with its latest masked endeavour.

Chris Boal, a playwright who's turning his hand to screenwriting, has been hired to take over a previous draft of the new Zorro film. A script has already been written by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, and it's unclear whether Boal will be starting afresh, or working with the earlier draft.

We do know that the earlier script was based on a mock biography of Zorro, that was written be Isabel Allende.

According to reports, the plan for the new Zorro is - you probably could have guessed this - to go darker and gritter, with Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight movies being used as inspiration there.

More on the new Zorro as we hear it...


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