Another 'Robin Hood' Movie in the Works and This Time It's Gritty
Hollywood just loves developing multiple versions of the same story about a certain figure at the exact same time, and right now the hot commodity is the heroic Robin Hood. Disney has a project in development called Nottingham & Hood from a spec script by Brandon Barker that is supposed to have the same tone and franchise hopes and Pirates of the Caribbean. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures picked up a Robin Hood pitch with multiple stories to make up a Sherwood Forest cinematic universe. Now Deadline reports Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable scribe Joby Harold is entering the mix with the gritty Robin Hood: Origins.
Obviously what we need is more gritty adventures, because there's not enough of that going around Hollywood. Details are scarce other than that generic, meaningless word used to describe movies nowadays, but Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production banner is producing. Studios are circling the project now, and the source says there's even a chance that Sony might pick up the property and bring it into their developing project from Priest scribe Cory Goodman and up-and-coming writer Jeremy Lott. Either way, it sounds like we're getting some kind of new Robin Hood project in the next few years.