Ye Olde Robin Hood Spy Photos of the Sheriff's Men in Battle
I can't help it, but these photos are getting me into the medieval mood. Appearing in The Daily Mail (via SlashFilm) are a few new paparazzi spy shots from the set of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood showing some of the Sheriff of Notthingham's men in battle. They are currently shooting around England and have been since April. We already debuted the first photo of Russell Crowe as Robin Hood back in April, but these are the first new unofficial photos from the movie. Roughly 600 extras were cast to play the Sheriff's cronies. These aren't the best photos, but I'm starting to be reminded of Gladiator. Check out another full shot below!
The newspaper also has a quote from Eileen Atkins, who recently replaced Vanessa Redgrave in the role of Eleanor of Aquitaine, talking about the constant script changes. "They keep rewriting the script and changing my lines quite dramatically, so I'm terrified of forgetting them." Those who have been following this since its inception know that it was supposed to shoot last year but was delayed because the script "wasn't ready." They then hired a new writer to essentially re-write it from scratch. Ridley Scott is directing a script written most recently by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris as well as Oscar winner Brian Helgeland.