The most recent Robin Hood-related news stories breaking in the global media!
Set construction has begun in Dubrovnik for the latest Robin Hood blockbuster movie which is being co-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders) -“Robin Hood: Origins” looks at the legend from a dark perspective where Robin Hood returns from the Crusades to discover a Sherwood Forest rife with corruption and evil. Teaming up with a band of outlaws he sets about putting things right and restoring a sense of justice.
However, Variety magazine reports that the storyline “centres on Robin Hood as a war-torn crusader who joins a Moorish commander in an ambitious revolt against the English Monarchy.” Clearly the plot lines have yet to be finalised but the big attraction of the Robin Hood legend for filmmakers is that there is no actual historical proof as to just who the outlaw was - so the scriptwriters can be very creative with their imagination!
Confirmed casting for the new movie includes Jamie Foxx as Little John, Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One villain) as the Sheriff of Nottingham; Eve Hewson as Maid Marian; Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet and Taron Egerton in the title role as Robin Hood. The movie is currently scheduled for general release on 23rd March, 2018.