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Sony has snapped up the rights to the hot spec script Marian from newcomer Pete Barry, which will reimagine the Robin Hood legend and sees Maid Marian succeeding Robin after the folk hero is killed in battle. Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie is attached to play Marian, and she is also producing through her LuckyChap Entertainment production company.
Described as “Braveheart meets Game of Thrones“, the storyline for Marian is as follows: “After a conspiracy to conquer England in which the love of her life Robin Hood dies before her eyes, Marian picks up the cause to lead her people into a pivotal war. She comes to power, charging into a battle that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom but will see her don the mantle of the man she loved. In the process, she rises as a legend herself.”
Robbie is currently working on the Tonya Harding biopic I, »
- Amie Cranswick
The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that Margot Robbie is set to lead the cast of a new Robin Hood movie called Marian. The planned film is a new spin on the story, with the action taking place after the death of Robin Hood where Maid Marian becomes a legend in her own right.
The trade says that Marian unfolds after the death of Robin Hood, the love of her life. The titular maiden then picks up his cause to lead her people into a pivotal war that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom, but also see her don the mantle of the man she loved. In the process, she rises as a legend herself.
Marian is not the only Robin Hood movie in development. »
- Paul Heath
Everyone knows the story of Robin Hood. A guy steals from the rich and gives to the poor, becoming an idol to the disenfranchised and an existential threat to those in power. You can tell that story in different settings, time periods or cultures, but it still usually pans out the same way. So how do you make Robin Hood seem fresh in this day and age? Kill him, of course. That seems to be the setup for Marian, a script from Pete Barry that reportedly sparked a lot of buzz in Hollywood before landing with Sony and Margot Robbie in the leading role. As you can guess from the title, it's about Maid Marian, but this isn't just a gender swapped version of the story. In it, Robin Hood is murdered in the middle of their cause, leaving Marian left to pick up the pieces of his...
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- Peter Hall
The studio has acquired a speculative script that will see the Australian star play the lead in a spin-off based on the Robin Hood myth.
Donald De Line and Amy Pascal will produce Marian, in which the eponymous Medieval character Maid Marian takes arms against England’s rulers when her beloved Robin dies. Paradigm represented the script by Pete Barry.
Robbie is currently shooting I, Tonya, in which she plays the controversial Us ice skater Tonya Harding.
Her upcoming slate includes Terminal, which is in post, narration work on Peter Rabbit, and the recently announced Gotham City Sirens, which will see her reprise her role as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Margot Robbie is set to star as Maid Marian in a new film set in an alternate Robin Hood universe.
Sony Pictures just landed the spec “Marian” following a heated bidding war. Robbie will also produce the film through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner, along with Donald De Line and Amy Pascal. LuckyChap has produced several projects this past year. They just wrapped production on “I, Tonya,” which Miramax will be distributing, while “Bad Monkeys” and “Beautiful Things” are still in development.
The film — written by Pete Barry — follows the classic character from the “Robin Hood” stories. In this new take, Marian picks up the cause to lead her people into a pivotal war after the love of her life, Robin Hood, dies. She comes to power, charging into a battle that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom, »
- Justin Kroll
Sony Pictures has brought on Margot Robbie to play the iconic Robin Hood character Maid Marian in a new stand alone film entitled Marian. The project doesn't have a director on board yet, but it is believed that Margot Robbie may also produce the film as well, with her LuckyChap Entertainment production company. Donald De Line, Amy Pascal and Rock Shank will also produce this project for Sony, which takes a different approach to the Robin Hood story.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Pete Barry is writing the script, which is set after the death of Robin Hood. His former love Maid Marian takes up Robin Hood's noble cause after his death, leading her people into a "pivotal war" that will decide the fate of the entire kingdom as Maid Marian dons the mantle of the man she loved, while becoming a legend of her own right in the process. »
Robin Hood, the heroic outlaw famed for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, is enjoying something of a renaissance in Hollywood of late.
For one, there’s the Taron Egerton-fronted reboot Robin Hood: Origins, which recently entered production in Budapest, Hungary. Lionsgate is fostering that particular remake, while Hood, a Fast and Furious-styled redo, has found a home over at Sony. Last and certainly not least, Disney is reportedly making progress – slow progress, but progress nonetheless – on Nottingham & Hood.
As if the Sherwood Forest wasn’t busy enough, Deadline now brings word of a new project set within the Robin Hood universe. It’s called Marian, and has already tapped Margot Robbie to headline as the iconic Maid Marian. Sony reportedly landed rights to Pete Barry’s hot script following a heated bidding war, and has now appointed Donald De Line and Amy Pascal to produce. »
- Michael Briers
6 March 2017 9:51 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Margot Robbie is officially Marian, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The Suicide Squad actress will star in the Sony drama centering on the maiden of Robin Hood folklore. Donald De Line, Amy Pascal and Robbie's LuckyChap Entertainment will produce from a script by Pete Barry. Rock Shaink is also producing through his Romark Entertainment.
Marian unfolds after the death of Robin Hood, the love of her life. The titular maiden then picks up his cause to lead her people into a pivotal war that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom, but also see her don the mantle of the »
- Ashley Lee
There is nothing Hollywood likes to do better than take a single property and run into the ground with as many reboots, remakes, and reimaginings as possible. So even though next year we’ll be treated to “Robin Hood: Origins” starring Taron Egerton, another new take on the material is in the works, albeit with a major tweak to the story we’ve been told.
Margot Robbie has been tapped to lead “Marian.” So yes, the title makes it clear she’ll be playing Maid Marian, however, in the script by Pete Barry (said to be “gritty,” because, obviously) who witnesses Robin Hood die before her eyes, and takes up his mission, and leads the English kingdom into battle.
Continue reading There’s Another Robin Hood Reboot Happening, This Time Starring Margot Robbie at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: It garnered a lot of interest but when the dust cleared it was Sony that nailed the project for producers Donald De Line and Amy Pascal by pre-empting the spec Marian for actress Margot Robbie to star. A nice role for Robbie to show some more of her acting chops, this time in a serious and truly gritty turn. Think Braveheart meets Game of Thrones. Scripted by newcomer Pete Barry, Marian is based on the character from the Robin Hood folklore. Here’s the… »
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