Ridley Scott to Direct Russell Crowe in Nottingham - A Revisionist Robin Hood
You never thought it would happen. They're bringing back Robin Hood! The famous director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Alien, Blade Runner) is going to direct the famous Russell Crowe in a drama titled Nottingham, which is a revisionist take on the Robin Hood tale. Crowe stars as the Sheriff of Nottingham who is a noble and brave lawman who labors for a corrupt king and engages in a love triangle with Maid Marion and Robin Hood. Production will start next year for a likely late 2008 or 2009 release, but I'm sure it's well worth the wait!
Apparently there isn't even a full script ready, only a spec script, but I guess it was exciting enough. Scott and Crowe have worked together quite a bit, including on Gladiator, A Good Year and the upcoming American Gangster. And we've seen Ridley Scott in the news a lot recently, with mention of the Leo DiCaprio CIA film he's working on first called Body of Lies and his upcoming film opening in August, American Gangster.