The story of Robin Hood stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, while saving Maid Marion from the clutches of Prince John has been around since the 15th century. It has been retold in film many times.
On November 22nd of this year another film reboots the story for a new generation.
Robin Hood (2018) stars Taron Egerton as a war hardened Robin, who along with Moorish commander Little John (Jamie Foxx), returns home from the Crusades to discover his homeland rife with corruption and evil. Jamie Dornan plays Will Scarlet, Eve Hewson as Maid Marion, Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck, Paul Anderson as Guy of Gisborne, and Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham round out the strong cast.
With the release of the first official trailer this film looks to ignore substance for the sake of style. Hollywood seems intent on continuing the trend of making flashy looking action films over historically accurate dramas (the recent King Arthur film comes to mind).
To help wash away the bad taste the trailer leaves here is a list of some of the Robin Hood films of the past worth watching:
Margot Robbie is set to take on the myth of Robin Hood in Pete Berry‘s script Marian. Robin Hood is one of those classic tales that has been told a hundred times and will be retold hundreds of thousands of times before the sun burns out in the sky. This time according to the title, Marian will play a much bigger role in what is called a serious and gritty script. Check out the details below. (more…)
Smack dab between two very successful Con appearances as ‘guy who lingers at the long boxes too long‘, the boys are back with their contractually obligated attempt at a solid hour of pop-culture news and other strangeness. This week Jeremy and Jason tackle: (more…)
A lot of words have been expended about Hollywood’s current pre-occupation with franchises and brand names. Originality has gone out the window, and with millions of dollars at stake and a risk-averse attitude at the top of many Hollywood studios, execs are doubling down on simple ideas and established stories and characters. Which is why we now have this: Sony Pictures has bought a pitch for a new movie series based on Robin Hood for seven figures. Yes, that Robin Hood, he of the Prince of Thieves, Men in Tights, or Rocket depending on the version you first encountered him in. Forget the fact that he’s been in the pubic domain since before there was copyright law, but why such a big price tag for a movie based on Merry Men and their leader? Well, in no uncertain terms, it rhymes with “Smavengers.” (more…)
Ridley Scott is quite the busy guy right now, not only is he is the process of working on a BBC show, a project based on the work of Philip K. Dick’s The Man In The High Castlebut is also bringing us a show called Prophets of Science Fiction that will be airing on the Science Channel in the second part half of 2011. So what exactly is this thing all about,
[An] eight-episode series that will profile great minds of science fiction who later inspired “science fact.” Prophets of Science Fiction explores legendary figures; including Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas, and examines how their work often inspired future discoveries decades before they took place… The series, which will premiere in the second half of 2011, will engage audiences in a dynamic, hyper-stylized way that has never been seen before on television.
Oh wow, I almost fell asleep just reading that paragraph. The show will focus on the likes of Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry and George Lucasand examine how their work often inspired future discoveries decades before they took place.
Who knows, it may turn out to be like one of those boring History Channel specials that ends up being really fucking good. I mean, how bad can it be? After all this is the guy who brought us films like Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator! Oh wait, he also gave us Robin Hood…. guess that blows that theory right out of the water.
Ridley Scott has also commented on the subject saying,
I am thrilled to be partnering with Science Channel on this exciting new series. I hope that the audience will find the subjects as interesting and inspiring as I do.
Do you guys potentially find this show interesting??
What’s up bastards! Once again it’s a Tuesday and like always, NerdBastards got y’all covered with the DVD Tuesday feature. Every week we tell you what movie was released and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got the full listing today as we have the Old Movies Are New, TV Show DVD (one show has violence, and boobs), Anime Pick (about ghosts), and the LOL/WTF Release (in which the DVD comes with a shirt). So what are y’all waiting for, check after the jump to see what came out and see if there is anything you want! (more…)
Internet has been kind for folks that has artistic skills and ideas for being the place to have them show their creation off while all I have to show was my old manga scanlations done on MS Paint. Juan Pablo Bravo, who did this awesome Pixar Character Size Chart, stepped his game up and jumped from two hundred characters to two hundred and fifty. He has them listed in order from the film’s release date and although it’s an estimation of their height, I say its pretty exact. Check the massive the picture out as it may listed an old movie you may have forgotten. Also, stop by Bravo’s page to look up some other things he has done.
The internet once again shows me that they are amazing people out there with skills with Photoshop and ideas while my skills with MS Paint makes me look like a lint licker. Cracked.com recently held a contest for users to make propaganda posters from the universe of their favorite films. From Star Wars to Lord of the Rings, people bust some sweet looking posters and I could totally see these around in their respected movie-verse. There are a quite a few to look at so check after the jump to see if one of your favorite movies is on there. (more…)
Easter will be here in less than a week, which means that Walgreen’s has been forcing rabbits on you since December. If you’re tired of stale chocolate bunnies and pastel-colored junk but still want to get into the spirit (Wait, just how do you get into the spirit for Easter? No, seriously. The books say that a guy died and then came back to life. How does this turn into “Happy Easter?”), look no further. The five sly animated rabbits below will save you from pink Peep hell (and if you’re reeeeeally nice, I’ll give you a bonus character).
Scott directs Cate Blanchett as Lady Marion along with Russell Crowe as Robin Hood in this May 2010 Universal Pictures release of the as-of-yet untitled Robin Hood film. Judging from the trailer this one will smoke 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner and his awful accent.