Ridley Scott may be shooting his epic take on Robin Hood with Russell Crowe as we speak, but apparently that doesn’t stop anyone else from making a movie on the English folklore legend. According to RiskyBusiness the producers of 300 and The Dark Knight are working with Warner Bros. to give the character a “futuristic makeover”.
“Robin Hood” will be getting a futuristic makeover courtesy of the producers of “The Dark Knight” and “300” as well as Warner Bros., where a new take on the classic tale has been set up.
Atlas Entertainment and Hollywood Gang will produce the untitled saga, while commercials director Nicolai Fuglsig, who pitched the project, has signed on to direct. Jason Hall, the CAA-repped scribe who penned the upcoming Ashton Kutcher dramedy ‘Spread,” will write the screenplay.
Few plot details have been revealed about the new Robin Hood, but it will be set in a dystopian London and center on a band of thieves whose activities restore hope to the city’s embattled population. Producers describe it as “a futuristic action adventure” that will be “both inspired by and pay homage to the legend of Robin Hood.”
If this was just another regular Robin Hood movie I’d be against it as we are already getting one and we’ve had many in the past, but as it will be set in the future i’m interested in seeing it. The bows and arrows will probably be replaced with guns and tasers, however London today has hundreds of CCTV cameras and the police now have DNA, so the thieves will have to be a bit smarter than simply stealing something and fleeing on their horses.