Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Jonas Cuaron to Write and Direct the New Zorro Film "Z"
"Z" is slated to start production this summer.
Lantica Media and Sobini Films announced today that they will produce the new film, Z, from award-winning writer of the film Gravity, Jonás Cuarón. Cuarón recently wrote and directed Desierto which won the International Critics’ Award at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and is slated for release this spring by STX. Lantica Media’s CEO Antonio Gennari and Sobini Films’ CEO Mark Amin made today’s announcement.
“When I saw Desierto, I was impressed with Jonás’s command of action and suspense, his great visual eye, and the strong performances he elicited from his actors,” said Amin.
“We are quite fortunate to have Jonás on this film,” commented Gennari. “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.”
Lantica Media will finance the film which is due to begin principal photography in the Summer 2016 at the Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios. Pantelion Films will handle international sales. Details of the project are being kept under wraps, but sources believe the film will be a new take on the beloved masked character of Zorro. Veteran producer Amin, whose credits include the upcoming Sony Classics release Miles Ahead, as well as 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.