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After several years of delays, The Hollywood Gang production company is finally moving forward with Robin Hood 2058, which offers a futuristic take on the classic Robin Hood story. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the production company has brought on British writer Tony Lee to work on the script. Other writers who have worked on the project in the past include Jason Dean Hall (Paranoia) and Michael Ross (The Throwaways). Gianni Nunnari, known for his work on 300 and Immortals is producing with The Hollywood Gang.
The story is set in a futuristic, dystopian version of London, following a rogue MI5 agent on a mission to avenge injustice. The project's working title Robin Hood 2058 is believed to change at some point, but the site didn't reveal what the replacement title may be. Despite the massively different setting, writer Tony Lee revealed that he plans on staying faithful to the original source material. »
A reimagining of Robin Hood, set 40 years in the future, is pressing ahead...
The latest in the string of adaptations-that-aren't-really-adaptations just got a scriptwriter with a background in comics. We're referring to the 'futuristic Robin Hood' project currently in development at The Hollywood Gang, the production house headed by 300 and Immortals producer Gianni Nunnari.
Tony Lee just signed onto to pen the script for the adaptation, one of several Robin Hood projects in various stages of development. This one, described as a Robin Hood reimagining, is said to be set in a 'dystopian London with a rogue MI5 agent on a mission to avenge injustice', according to The Hollywood Reporter.
With a working title of Robin Hood 2058, one can only imagine how loosely this adaptation might be based on the original tale of Robin Hood, Sherwood, and his Merry Men. However, Lee does seem a good man for the job, »
New York Times bestselling author Tony Lee has been brought onboard to work on the script for a futuristic reimagining of Robin Hood that is in the works at Hollywood Gang.
Jason Dean Hall ("American Sniper") and Michael Ross ("The Throwaways") worked on previous drafts of the script which is set in a dystopian London and follows a rogue MI5 agent on a mission to avenge injustice.
It's one of several Robin Hood films in development with rivals in the works at Sony, Warner, Disney and Lionsgate - the latter the furthest along with a project called "Robin Hood: Origins" starring "Kingsman" breakout actor Taron Egerton.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
The votes are in, and Ryan Kavanaugh's plan for the reorganization of Relativity Media has commanded a huge amount of "accept" votes from creditors. But don't count on the studio behind such films as Immortals, Limitless and The Fighter emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy just yet. Sure, some of Kavanaugh's recent antagonists including Cortland Capital and Manchester Securities have voted to accept the plan, as has the Directors Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild, along with more than 85 percent of unsecured creditors. There are certainly notable objectors, too, including Nicholas Sparks Productions (which co-produced Relativity’s Safe Haven)
- Eriq Gardner
After a tumultuous year for Relativity Media that saw the independent company fall into Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late July, founder Ryan Kavanaugh is facing daunting challenges to reinvigorate his operation as 2016 gets underway. Following a series of lackluster films, the retreat of financial partners and accusations of fraud from a couple of one-time business allies, Relativity is looking at a tough road to recovery. Hollywood watchers are wondering whether the 41-year-old entrepreneur can right the ship and return the company to being a full-functioning entertainment enterprise. Here are 10 questions to help better understand whether Kavanaugh and his beleaguered company can stage a successful comeback this year.
Where is the money?
The reorganization plan Kavanaugh submitted to U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael Wiles calls for $100 million in new equity investment. But as the new year dawned, Relativity’s disclosure statements still left a big blank as to the source of that crucial money. »
- James Rainey
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