7 items from 2012
I probably should have noticed this a long time ago, but it’s starting to dawn on me the CW has pretty much lost all interest in original ideas. If you’ve been following the current development cycle, you likely noticed the majority of the projects the younger-skewing network has been looking at are all based on well known intellectual properties: a Wonder Woman origin story, a contemporary take on Alice in Wonderland, and a Sleepy Hollow reboot. And what was the latest contender to enter the development arena? A script based on the legendary Robin Hood. My enthusiasm for this idea has not been roused.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the CW gave a script commitment for their Robin Hood project, called Sherwood, with Tze Chun on writing duties. It will be set in 1072 England and follow a noblewoman as she attempts to free her serf boyfriend, who was wrongfully imprisoned by Norman occupiers. »
- Brody Gibson
The CW is developing a new Robin Hood-themed series called Sherwood. The hour-long drama will focus in on a female vigilante who teams up with the fictitious outlaw and his Merry Men. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tze Chun of Cashmere Mafia will write the script of the story that is set in 1072 in England. The series will follow the adventures of a noblewoman who attempts to free her wrongly-jailed boyfriend from Norman occupiers with the help of Robin of Locksley (more) »
- By Sarah Luoma
The CW is doubling down on its archery fixation by developing a Robin Hood drama. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has given a script commitment to "Sherwood," to be written by "Cashmere Mafia's" Tze Chun.
The period piece is reportedly set in 1072 England, and will feature a young noblewoman on a quest to free her peasant boyfriend from imprisonment by the Normans. While seeking assistance from the legendary Robin of Locksley, she unwittingly reunites Robin and his band of Merry Men, and joins them on their mission to help the poor and bring the corrupt to justice. "American Beauty" producer Dan Jinks will executive produce the drama, which is set up at CBS Television Studios.
The CW is making a concentrated push into adaptations as of late -- the network is also developing pilots based on "Sleepy Hollow," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Wonder Woman" for the 2013-14 season, »
- Laura Prudom
The original “Arrow,” Robin Hood, may be heading to The CW.
The fifth network has given a pilot script order to Sherwood, a period drama set in Vancouver England circa 1072. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the story follows a young noblewoman who unwittingly allies with that Robin Hood and his band of jolly gents as she aims to find and set free her serf boyfriend, who has been wrongfully abducted by Norman occupiers.
So in that respect, it’s like that other bow-and-arrow show, Revolution.
- Matt Webb Mitovich
The CW is in the market for Robin Hood. The youth-skewing network is developing Sherwood, an hourlong period drama with a female slant, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Story: CW Developing 'Wonder Woman' Origin Story Sherwood, which has received a script commitment at the network, is set in 1072 England and revolves around a young noblewoman who sets out to free her serf boyfriend, who has been wrongfully imprisoned by ruthless Norman occupiers. Seeing help from the vanished Robin of Locksley, she inadvertently reunites -- and joins -- the fabled Robin Hood and his Merry Men, inspiring new hope for the
- Lesley Goldberg
With the release of Disney Pixar’s Brave in the UK and the year’s previous successes, The Hunger Games and The Avengers, we at Thn decided to look over the best cinematic archers, deciding which of them would be most welcome in our team, be it for hunting, secret missions, or potentially winning gold medals in Rio 2016.
Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games, 2012)
In her very first moments on screen, Katniss demonstrates her archery abilities by shooting a bird from the air. She is even shown using leaves to determine which way the wind is blowing as she knows it will carry her scent. But she only does this after the deer has already sensed her presence. A truly great archer would have done this first. We are constantly told about her awesomeness as an archer and it is best demonstrated during her trial before the games begin. As those »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Sir Walter Scott’s classic medieval novel Ivanhoe has been adapted for both the big and small screens and the stage several times through the years, most famously in 1952 by Richard Thorpe, whose film nabbed three Oscar nominations. Now Iain Softley is set to make a new version, with Sam Riley on board for the title role.Ivanhoe takes place in 1194, shortly after the failure of the Third Crusade, with King Richard a prisoner and Prince John on the throne. Wilfred of Ivanhoe is out of favour with his father, Cedric of Rotherwood, for his allegiance to Richard and his love for Cedric’s ward, Lady Rowena. Out on his own, he becomes allied with Robin Of Locksley – Aka Robin Hood – and must fight to restore himself through a series of jousts and dangerous missions.Sylvia writer John Brownlow scripted the latest adaptation, which Softley intends to shoot in 65mm for a truly epic scope. »
7 items from 2012
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