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.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
I can't get excited about this project. If I got a DVD copy of the completed film in the mail, I don't know if I'd watch it.
Greedo the Rodian on May 22, 2009
too many changes goin on, but im still excited for it. and 600 cronies for the sherrif? seems excessive but sounds good
harrison on May 22, 2009
Dont care about the script really know what the story of robin hood is I just wanna see some class A gladiator style brutal SCOTT ACTION
cody on May 22, 2009
I can get really excited about this project. If I got a DVD copy I would totally watch it right away. This looks completely awesome!
Scott McHenry on May 22, 2009
IIRC, didn't GLADIATOR's script change on almost a daily basis? In fact, I believe Russell contributed almost enough to receive a writing credit.
elessar on May 23, 2009
I have a question for fellow cinephiles... When you hear about frequent script changes do you lose faith in the project, or feel comfort in knowing that they're making it better with each rewrite?
peloquin on May 23, 2009
@ 6 I wouldn't say I loose faith in the project, but imo it doesn't sound good when a script has got to be changed that much. It would be nice to know of course that indeed each rewrite makes the story better, but who can safely say that this will really be the case. I probably won't see this movie, but I'm still curious how the finished version will turn out.
cine_phil on May 23, 2009
@6&7, alot of the time a rewrite is due to a message from the studio stating that 'that's scene is too expensive' hense a rewrite.
Smiffy1 on May 23, 2009
With all the casting and script changes this project has gone through, this is starting to sound like a train wreck. I'm still hoping it's even half as good as Gladiator, but I'm no longer holding my breath...
Fed Up With Hollywood on Jul 30, 2009
constant script changes generally aren't a good sign, but with RS, Crowe and Cate onboard, i'm confident the movie will be good, if not very good. Scott may have made some 'lesser' films, but his more epic movies are almost always very well made. I highly doubt the studio is demanding script changes beacuse of the expense. This is 3 of the top poeple in their branch, with some excellent writers as well. The studio isn't going to be nickel and diming when they've already spent 50+ million on fees to the actors, director, writers etc.
Kriist on Sep 19, 2009
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