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Film, TV and games companies have big plans for legendary tights-wearer Robin Hood. Here’s our primer on all the new versions…
Note: we've taken images from old Robin Hood projects because these new films and things, um, don't exist yet. Maximum geek points to whoever can remember what they're all from.
You don’t need us to remind you, but these days Hollywood and TV executives seem to have one target in mind – big franchises, hopefully with spin-offs and tie-ins galore across all possible forms of media.
An interesting consequence of all this is that the entertainment industry has begun looking beyond capes and cowls in their ‘what can we make a franchise out of?’ discussions. ‘What about other sorts of legendary characters?’ you can imagine them asking, before a big eureka moment… ‘What about Robin bloody Hood?!’
Almost simultaneously, it seems like every studio in Hollywood has latched »
Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company is developing Robin Hood: Origins, which was written by Joby Harold (Knights of the Round Table). Deadline describes the project as, "a gritty version of the rogue do-gooder Robin Hood." The project isn't set up at a studio quite yet, but there are also two separate competing Robin Hood movies in development at other studios.
Disney is developing Nottingham & Hood, written by Brandon Barker, which is described as a revisionist take on the Robin Hood legend. The project is said to have the same tone as the studio's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which the studio intends to spawn a franchise from. Sony Pictures also acquired a Robin Hood pitch in October from writers Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter) and Jeremy Lott (Lore), after a heated bidding war between Sony, Paramount and Working Title Films. That project will set up a Marvel-style shared universe, »
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