Hollywood cannot get enough of their backstories to characters and what’s sad is that we already got somewhat of an origin story of this exact character with Ridley Scott’s snoozer of a film five years ago with his man Russell Crowe, but it appears a studio is trying to take another crack at it and follow the model done by those who are bringing us Pan this year.
Want to see something else utterly ridiculous and unnecessary? Sony, Disney, Warner Bros., AND Lionsgate are all making Robin Hood films…it’s like they took “take from the rich and give to the poor” a little to seriously or even incorrectly. FOUR STUDIOS are making Robin Hood films guys! Come on!
Specifically for Lionsgate, Deadline is reporting that Lionsgate wants to produce a grittier (gritty and brooding are in right now) rendition of the classic tale in an origin story detailing Robin Hood’s return from the Crusades to his home of Sherwood Forest to discover it has been plagued with evil and corruption and as the classic tale will go, he will bring together a group of merry men to take back what is rightfully theirs and then some.
The current list of actors for the lead include all young and up and coming actors from the likes of Kingsmen star Taron Edgerton, Nicholas Hoult (X-Men), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner), and Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction). I would hope with such young and charismatic actors on this list of possible Hood’s entalils that even with this gritty depiction of our favorite outlaw we can still get some of that playfulness that Robin Hood is also known for.
With a few of these actors likely to not fit Robin Hood into their schedules you can expect this list to be narrowed down quicker than you think, but tell me your thoughts on these studios making Robin Hood films, good or bad? Let me know!