Below the break you’ll be able to see high-resolution versions of both the one sheet and quad designs for the Robin Hood poster. Combining the posters and stills with the two trailers so far released, the lesser rock-addled US cut and the more plot-driven UK one, we’re starting to get a good idea of how this picture will look and move. The common comparison is Gladiator, for obvious reasons.
My favourite Robin Hood movies so far were Michael Curtiz and William Keighley’s Technicolour extravaganza The Adventures of Robin Hood, a film that could barely have more stylistic distinctions from Ridley Scott‘s approach, and Richard Lester’s Robin and Marian, which tells a completely different story. I’m hoping for a hat trick of superb Hood pictures here, each able to complement the others.
So, take your pick: you can have two slightly different compositions of Mr. Russell Crowe and his bag, bad bow and arrow – portrait or landscape, one sheet or quad.
This project went through so many changes during development and production that I’m not really sure how many of the old news bits about it still apply. We know that the ‘Robin Hood is the Sheriff’ storyline was axed, though. Probably for the best…?
At the bottom of the US one sheet poster is the URL of the official site – www.robinhoodthemovie.com. Skipping over there I found the official synopsis, the US cut of the trailer and a set of stills. Meanwhile, over on the UK quad poster is the URL www.robinhoodthemovie.co.uk and was surprised to see that it’s password protected. Any talented hackers out there?
Here’s the best bit of that official synopsis again for you:
In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.
Is Robin Hood an eternal symbol of freedom? Well, he’s doing alright so far.