Are You Ready For a Dystopian, Futuristic Robin Hood Movie?
You know, I was already excited to see Ridley Scott's "revisionist take on the Robin Hood tale," but there goes Hollywood, milking every idea for every last dollar they can. THR's Risky Biz Blog has an interesting article today about another Robin Hood movie (not the one currently in production) being developed by The Dark Knight producer Charles Roven and 300 producer Gianni Nunnari. Roven's Atlas Entertainment and Nunnari's Hollywood Gang have decided to move forward with a pitch from commercials director Nicolai Fuglsig (see some of his work here), who is also currently attached to make his directing debut.
Not much is known about this take on Robin Hood, except that 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." The producers are describing it as "a futuristic action adventure” that will be "both inspired by and pay homage to the legend of Robin Hood." Roven said that Nicolai Fuglsig's "stunning visual presentation blew me away. He has a very clear vision for the film, one that will re-invent and modernize a classic story." The more I hear of this, the more I'm liking it, too, I just hate competitive projects (one will always be better than the other).
Jason Hall, who previously wrote the Ashton Kutcher comedy Spread and is attached to a lot of upcoming projects in Hollywood, will write the screenplay with Fuglsig. I hate to get all excited about this all of a sudden, but as I was reading over that vague plot description above, James McTeigue's V for Vendetta came to mind. In that movie, doesn't V try to "restore hope to the city's embattled population" as well? I mean, if we get see a modern, badass Robin Hood doing the same thing (with a crossbow) in a futuristic London (that is anything like V for Vendetta or Children of Men), then hell yes, I can't wait to see this. Thoughts?