Futuristic "Zorro" Flick Leads to Big-Time Litigation

by | August 4, 2005 | Comments

An outfit called Sobini Films believes that it has the right to go ahead with production on their new-fangled "Zorro" flick, despite legal objections by alleged "Zorro" rights-holder Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The Sabini boys claim they long ago purchased the rights to the 1919 book "The Curse of Capistrano," a novel in which the legendary hero made his debut appearance.

Sony delivered "The Mask of Zorro" in 1998 and also has a sequel waiting in the wings for later this year … which probably explains why they’re guarding the character so closely.

Sabini will need some help from the federal courts to sort this whole thing out, but if they get their way, you’ll be able to rent a futuristic flick called "Zorro 2110" some time in the relatively near future.