More Photos of Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood!
Photos have been leaking out left and right from the set of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood for quite a while. Some of these photos are old, some of them are new, but all of them look pretty damn cool. Despite most of the film was captured in paparazzi photos, there's still more to see, or so I hope. My favorite shot of Russell Crowe as Robin Hood is to the right just below. It comes from the pages of a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly titled Stars on the Set. Additionally, our friends at The Playlist found a few old photos from Zimbio and a scan of an article on Robin Hood in the latest issue if Empire (via Murphs Place). Read on for more!
"I was brought in by Ridley [Scott] and my orders from him were, 'I want to do Robin Hood I want to make it real, how it might actually have been - not the myth," writer Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River, Taking of Pelham 123, Green Zone) told Empire. He's the latest writer to join the project and it's apparently his draft that they've been shooting with. "The action will be more visceral than you've seen [in Robin Hood films] before," he says. "I don't think a single person swings on a rope in this movie." Well that's at least good to know, especially considering Russell Crowe said in an on-set interview that "when you look back at [Kevin Costner's] Prince of Thieves, it's like watching an extended Jon Bon Jovi video clip."
If you watch any videos or look any photos, it's obvious that Ridley Scott is going pretty epic again, like Gladiator epic. That alone makes me excited, but it's also great to know that Crowe and Scott and even Helgeland are trying to make the best damn Robin Hood movie they can, not a Bon Jovi-like stylish one, and not a comedic one. "You've got 130 horses doing a full speed gallop charge into 600 guys on the ground. And every man on the horse is going to do a half-dozen fight pieces," Crowe explains. "It was violent, anarchic, absolutely crazy," he says, explaining how many extras got hurt during the shoot because it was so violent. I guess if you combine Braveheart and Gladiator and Robin Hood, that's what you get, right?
Speaking of making a good movie, we know that Cate Blanchett is playing Maid Marian instead of Sienna Miller, but we haven't seen any photos of her yet. Well, she actually appears in this video and we even get to see a few scenes with her speaking with Robin. And yes, she has long, dark brown hair, not the short red hair we usually see Blanchett with. That's all the updates there are on Robin Hood for the time being, but I added a few more photos below, since they just look cool. We're still waiting for a trailer or teaser from Universal - no word on will that'll show up online. Robin Hood is slated for release on May 14th, 2010 next summer.