Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ridley Scott's Robin Hood gets a trailer.

Remember back in the summer of 1991, when everyone complained about how Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was too dark, too gritty, too violent, and not 'fun' enough compared to the Errol Flynn version? Well, how much do you want to bet that those same critics heap praise on this 'revisionist' version of the Sherwood Forrest legend for its very darkness and grimly realistic take? It's the same way that Timothy Dalton was savaged for being the exact same kind of James Bond that Daniel Craig was lionized for seventeen years later. Aside from that, this looks dreadfully derivative of Ridley Scott's Gladiator. Considering that this project has gone from a script taking the point of view of a heroic Sheriff of Nottingham battling an evil Robin Hood to simply being another update on Robin Hood, I'm not expecting much.

Scott Mendelson

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