Inițial, Anthony Hopkins a refuzat să interpreteze rolul lui Don Diego din cauza unor dureri îngrozitoare de spate. Storyline TheMaskofZorro : It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Don Diego escapes and returns to his old headquarters, where he trains aimless drunk Alejandro Murrieta Antonio Banderas to be his successor. Twenty years pass, and Montero returns to California intent on a foul plan to bring it under his total control. The Mask of Zorro is a rare action film in which the villains have an evil plot that is clever in its own right rather than existing only to drive the story, and commit crimes that are integral to the story rather than merely providing a moral context for the hero to fight them.
Douglas Fairbanks, who played Don Diego in the original silent 1920 version of , went on to play the dual and duelling roles of Don Diego and his son Don Cesar in the excellent , a European swashbuckler in the Dumas tradition. The film was initially set for release on December 19, 1997 before the release date was changed to March 1998. Meanwhile, Montero -- who has secretly raised Diego's daughter, Elena Catherine Zeta-Jones , as his own -- hatches a plot to rob California of its gold. Twenty years pass, and Montero returns to California intent on a foul plan to bring it under his total control. It involves a street urchin named Alejandro, once befriended by Zorro, now grown into a bandit played by.
Campbell would later direct Chan in The Foreigner 2017. For twenty years, Diego languishes in prison, his spirit broken. Part of it involves the training of an orphan who helped him as a boy to become his successor. The last major big-screen Hollywood retelling of that story was the great 1940 remake of starring Tyrone Power. De La Vega scolds Alejandro, claiming that Zorro was a servant of the people, not a thief and adventurer. Tracing the heroic story of these highly-charged relationships, the tale follows the new Zorro as he assumes de la Vega's mantle and enters into a romantic relationship with a woman close to his predecessor's heart.
The film caught the attention of European Royalty with the film's foreign premieres. The whip is custom-made by Alex Green. Imprisoned for two decades, he now must find a successor to stop Don Rafael Montero--the powerful, former Spanish governor of Alta California who cost de la Vega his freedom, his wife, Esperanza, and his daughter, Elena--who is making plans to purchase California from Mexico's president, General Santa Anna. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans of the tyrannical Don Rafael Montero who robbed him of his freedom, his wife and his precious daughter. On January 24, 2001, Sony Pictures Entertainment filed a lawsuit in United States District Court, Central District of California, Western Division, against Fireworks Entertainment Group, the producers of the syndicated television series Queen of Swords 2000.
Însă o operație cu laser l-a ajutat să-și revină și să poată accepta rolul. Don Rafael Montero the corrupt governor of the region, learns of De La Vega's alter ego, and attempts to arrest him. Upon learning of his return, Don Diego escapes from his long imprisonment and prepares for his revenge. While walking in a market, Elena meets the woman who was her nanny who tells Elena her parents' real identity. Montero plans to buy California from Santa Anna using gold mined from Santa Anna's own land. All of these threads come together in what starts as a duel to the death between the man and the woman, and ends in a surprised embrace.
Murrieta was supposedly killed on July 18, 1853 by Captain Harry Love, who preserved Murrieta's head in a jar of alcohol, along with Three-fingered Jack's hand, as proof that the bandit was dead. On December 10, 1998, a Royal Command Performance for this movie was attended by Prince Charles, Prince William of Wales, and Prince Harry, amongst others. It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Advertisement All of this action is set in Mexico and California as it was in the first half of the 19th century, when the evil Don Rafael Montero rules the land, chooses peasants at random to be shot by a firing squad, and earns the enmity of the mysterious masked man Zorro. The back story, involving the first Zorro's abiding love for the daughter who was stolen from him, is pure melodrama, but Anthony Hopkins brings it as much dignity and pathos as possible, and Zeta-Jones does a good job of handling the wide-eyed, heaving bosom, tears-in-eyes kind of stuff. Montero imprisons De La Vega and takes his infant daughter, Elena, as his own before returning to. So once again, the enemies of freedom and justice in California must fear of the man who leaves the mark of the Z.
To a significant degree, Elena is what both Zorros are fighting for, and Zeta-Jones makes Elena well worth fighting for. Together, the two must prepare to do battle with Montero and his American henchman to save California and reunite with Diego's lost daughter. The best scenes in the movie are between Banderas and Zeta-Jones, who share chemistry and, it turns out, a sense of justice. He makes peace with Alejandro before dying, passing the mantle of Zorro to him, and gives his blessings for his marriage to Elena. While still being trained, Alejandro steals a black stallion resembling from the local garrison. He challenges Alejandro to gain Montero's trust instead.
But after being beaten and robbed by American gold miners, he swore that he would avenge his dishonor. Joaquin Murrieta was a Mexican, born in Sonora, who moved to California to find his fortune. There was speculation within the media about whether TriStar changed the date in an attempt to avoid competition with Titanic 1997. Gross completed his re-write in March 1993, and TriStar entered pre-production, creating early promotion for the film at the ShoWest trade show. Director: Writers: , , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , , , ». Three-fingered Jack was actually a Mexican by the name of Manuel Garcia, who was Murrieta's sidekick.