Robin Hood a thief with good heart coming to the big screen!!
We have heard the story of Robin Hood so many times since our childhood. Hollywood has also tried to cash in on this by bringing the character of Robin to life on big screen. The last version came out in the year 2010 starring Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott at the helm. There team up has earlier given most memorable war history movie named Gladiator. A lot of hope was from.the movie, however, it was just an ok movie which didn’t win your heart.
Now after so many iterations of the same character Hollywood is still trying to milk the same cow again. Lionsgate is bringing Robin Hood to the big screen again in 2018 with Otto Bathurst at the helm. The story is written by Joby Harold, Peter Craig, and David James Kelly.
The production house released a bunch of new images of the movie and Sheriff Nottingham looks dazzling in the attire portrayed by Ben Mendelsohn. In the earlier shared images, we got the glimpse of Kingsman star Taron Edgerton as The Robin and Jamie Fox as Little John.
Bathurst while talking about the movie said “You don’t become a legend for 800 years if you’ve just stolen a few bags of money from rich people to give to the poor. In my mind, Robin Hood was this sort of seriously militarized anarchist revolutionary, a free thinker, and a truth seeker. And the more I got into the story, it just became startling how utterly relevant it is to what’s going on in society now.”
From the views of Bathurst, it is evident that he is taking the Robin Hood as a character to the completely different direction which none of the earlier movies even thought of going. In a recent interview with Collider, Basil Iwaynk the producer of the movie shed more light on the concept and how it will also have the elements of PTSD drama.
“I feel that it captures the adventure and the fun and the spirit of Robin Hood, but because it’s the origin story—it’s a kid going off to war thinking he’s going on a great Crusade, and realizing it’s all bullshit and coming back with some PTSD and realizing he’s been lied to, and coming back to kind of a fractured society that doesn’t really accept him and realizing, ‘Okay the super-rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer.’ You could describe that now.”
To be honest with such interesting views around the story of Robin Hood, we are excited to see this version on big screen. However, will have to wait for the good number of months to see Robin Hood on the big screen when it hits the theatre on September 21, 2018.