One of the stories that has been retold over and over again is that of Robin Hood, the thief who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. There have been countless iterations of the typically green-clad archer from English folklore, and in case you haven’t heard, one more is coming from Lionsgate in the form of Robin Hood: Origins.
It has been said that Robin Hood: Origins will do for bow-and-arrow action what John Wick did for gunplay, and with Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton taking the lead role, I wouldn’t be surprised if the action does deliver something entertaining. Still, that doesn’t necessarily justify yet another Robin Hood movie when there are so many original scripts out there begging to be made. However, one new addition to the cast will certainly help make it more appealing: Australian comedian, singer, actor, director and composer Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck. Read More »
We’ve seen quite a few Robin Hood films. The last one, which Sir Ridley Scott directed, was grim and serious and didn’t have the greatest sense of adventure. There wasn’t much bravura or spirit to that 2010 film, but the producer behind Robin Hood: Origins, which stars Taron Egerton, describes the next depiction of the character as a much more livelier affair — partly because it was inspired by John Wick.
Below, get some Robin Hood: Origins story details.
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Hot off of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opens later this week, Ben Mendelsohn is in talks to play another big screen villain: The actor who plays Commander Orson Krennic in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars standalone movie, is in negotiations to play The Sheriff Of Nottingham in Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins. Hit the jump to learn more about the Ben Mendelsohn Robin Hood casting.
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Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
There are currently more Robin Hood movies in development than any one person could reasonably be expected to keep track of. So far, though, few of those projects have actually borne fruit. One that’s further along than most is Robin Hood: Origins, which has yet to start shooting but has a director and a script and a cast, which is more than you can say for most of the others. And now it even has a release date.
This Robin Hood movie is the one described as a gritty, revisionist take in the vein of The Dark Knight, with Taron Egerton as the prince of thieves and Jamie Foxx as a “battle-hardened” Little John. Or maybe you’ll remember it as the project that almost conflicted with Egerton’s Kingsman sequel plans. Anyway, get the Robin Hood: Origins release date details and all the latest updates below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Jamie Foxx, last seen ferrying Quevenzhané Wallis around town in the Annie reboot, is preparing to take on another classic character. He’ll play the Little John to Taron Egerton‘s Robin Hood in the upcoming Robin Hood: Origins, which as you’ve probably gleaned from the title is the “gritty origin story in the vein of The Dark Knight” version of the classic English folk tale. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
With Taron Egerton now in place to play the title role, Robin Hood: Origins is turning its attention to his leading lady. Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights) and Eve Hewson (The Knick) are among the actresses in contention for the film being directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders). Find out who’s on the Robin Hood Origins female lead shortlist after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
For the past several months, there have been four Robin Hood movies in development and not a single Robin Hood between them. That might be about to change, however, as one of the four — Lionsgate’s gritty, revisionist Robin Hood: Origins — is finally closing in on a lead.
Among those on the production’s radar are Taron Egerton, Jack Reynor, Nicholas Hoult, Jack Huston, and possibly Dylan O’Brien. Otto Hathurst (Peaky Blinders) is directing. More about the Robin Hood Origins shortlist after the jump. Read More »
Lionsgate wants to get moving on its film Robin Hood: Origins before any of the other Robin Hood projects in town gather more momentum, and so the studio is set on filling the director’s chair faster than Friar Tuck can empty a skin of wine. The studio’s choice looks to be Otto Bathurst, whose career so far has been primarily in television, with episodes of Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror among his recent accomplishments. Read More »
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It was once somewhat unusual to see the same basic story being developed as an arms race by competing studios and producers, but now the arms race approach to making big movies it so common as to be unremarkable. One of several subjects of heated development currently occupying studio time is Robin Hood, and Lionsgate has just picked up Robin Hood: Origins, the gritty retelling of the outlaw’s origin penned by Joby Harold. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s been five whole years since we had a big feature film about Robin Hood, so at present there are multiple parties trying to bring us the next one. The latest to join the fray is Joby Harold, the guy behind Guy Ritchie’s upcoming King Arthur franchise.
Titled Robin Hood: Origins, Harold’s script will be (say it with me now) a gritty reinvention of the classic character. Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way is producing. Read More »