Mipcom Cannes and Mediawan Rights have teamed up to host an event screening for the reboot of "Zorro." The screening is scheduled to take place in time for the 39th International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market’s opening, set to take place on 16-19 October in Cannes.“Mipcom Cannes showcases the most eagerly awaited international productions for an unrivalled global industry audience.” Lucy Smith, Director, Mipcom Cannes said. “'Zorro' epitomises this. A truly global collaboration, this much anticipated next chapter for one of the screen’s most recognised and loved characters will be a wonderful start to this year’s market.”
"Zorro" is executive produced by John Gertz, founder of Zorro Productions Inc. and producer on "The Mask of Zorro" and "The Legend of Zorro" movies, alongside David Martínez, David Cotarelo, Sergio Pizzolante and Angela Agudo for Secuoya Studios, Andy Kaplan for KC Global Media and Jesús Torres and Glenda Pacanins at NoStatusQuo Studios. Staged as a curtain raiser to this year’s market on Sunday 15 October at 18:00 in the world-famous Grand Auditorium in the Palais des Festivals, the screening of the iconic franchise’s reinterpretation will be followed by a Q and A with Miguel Bernardeau and key executives including Sergio Pizzolante and be open to all delegates.
"Zorro" is a Secuoya Studios production for Amazon Prime Video in the U.S, Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Andorra with Mediawan Rights holding global distribution rights for the ten-part series. The new series marks the screen comeback of the swashbuckling hero after almost two decades, as written by Carlos Portela and directed by Javier Quintas, Jose Luis Alegría and Jorge Saavedra. “We at Secuoya Studios are extremely proud to showcase to the industry the incredible scope and premium production value of the series. For us, this is the culmination of a long road to bring this iconic character to life once again, for fans across all generations, this will be the 'Zorro,'" Sergio Pizzolante, President of Commercial & International Distribution at Secuoya Studios said.
Set in 1834 Los Angeles, against the backdrop of an emerging world in which different races try to live together, "Zorro" stars Miguel Bernardeau, in the eponymous role playing a new version of Diego de la Vega, landowner and, when in disguise, the masked hero of the people, opposite one of Mexico’s fastest-rising young stars, Renata Notni as Lolita Marquez, the love of his youth, and with a cast that also includes Dalia Xiuhcoatl, Paco Tous, Emiliano Zurita and Joel Bosqued.
More than 260 exhibitors from over 40 countries have confirmed plans to attend Mipcom Cannes. Tickets for the Riviera exhibition halls and outdoor Croisette beach exhibition areas have now been sold out by a catalog of major studios, production and distribution groups and 11,000 global buyers, commissioners, producers and creatives. “We are, as well as our partner Entourage, thrilled that Mipcom has selected Zorro for this event screening and proud of this new version of the iconic and timeless super-hero," Valérie Vleeschhouwer, General Manager of Mediawan Rights said. "The show has everything to embrace a global audience: it respects the codes of the franchise but also adds great storylines with a contemporary relevance, strong cast and characters, stunning scenes and high-end production standards. We are sure it will be a real treat for the delegates to discover it on the big screen at the Palais!”.
Mipcom Cannes showcases the most eagerly awaited international productions for an unrivalled global industry audience. 'Zorro' epitomizes this. A truly global collaboration, this much anticipated next chapter for one of the screen’s most recognized and loved characters will be a wonderful start to this year’s market.” Lucy Smith Director, Mipcom Cannes