A Django/Zorro Movie May Be In The Works

by Erik Amaya

It seems the comic book meeting of Django and Zorro may become the stuff of movie magic.
Collider reports Jerrod Carmichael will write a Django/Zorro screenplay loosely based on the comic book crossover published by Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics in 2011. Discussion about adapting the series to film first appeared in the wake of the 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, which revealed then-studio chief Amy Pascal was interested in making such a film happen.
The story sees a more settled Django (from the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained) meeting Don Diego de la Vega somewhere in the American southwest. Becoming intrigued by the older fighter, Django becomes his bodyguard as the two work to free a group of indigenous people swept up into slavery.
Of course, it is unclear if the script will use the plotline. It is also unclear if Tarantino will be involved in any capacity. All the site is sure of is that current Sony management is interested, though it has not committed to the project fully. Which is often how these things go until there’s suddenly a crew shooting footage.
Nonetheless, it would be interesting to see a comic based on licensed properties turn around and inform a film project. Also, it would be nice to see Zorro get another big screen outing after the two Antonio Banderas Zorro films Sony released in 1998 and 2005. The character should be an evergreen film staple, even if its late 19th Century milieu has proved unpopular with moviegoers in the last ten years or so.

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