The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a video essay explores the problem with constantly used public domain characters like Robin Hood and King Arthur. Plus, take a look back at a really bad Predator video game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, and find out everything you might need to know or may have forgotten about the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Read More »
A new Robin Hood trailer is here, and it looks…kind of good? Look, we don’t need a new Robin Hood movie. And the first trailer for this flick left a lot to be desired. But this new trailer is surprisingly fun, and hints that this latest adaptation of the classic legend is going to have a sense of humor rather than being another dark and gritty reboot. Watch the newest Robin Hood trailer below.
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Robin Hood has been a star of the screen since the early 1900s, and though it’s been a few years since the legendary archer appeared in a movie, he’ll be back in 2018. This time, Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) is wielding the bow and arrow, and Hollywood’s go-to villain, Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One, Ready Player One) is portraying the Sheriff of Nottingham. Check out Lionsgate’s new Robin Hood trailer below. Read More »
Ready for another Robin Hood movie? It’s been about seven years since the last one, so I suppose it’s time for Robin to break out his bow and arrow again and give the Sheriff of Nottingham a run for his money. The gritty new take on Robin Hood features Kingsman star Taron Egerton as the legendary outlaw who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. The Robin Hood first look reveals him in-character. Is he wielding a bow and arrow? Take a guess. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Angie Han
This month, Beauty and the Beast joins Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book on the list of Disney animated features that have undergone live-action makeovers. And over the next few years, that list is only going to grow. It seems like every week brings a major update on yet another Disney fairy tale, and the studio’s already got several dates set aside for these projects through 2019. Let’s take a look at all the Disney live-action remakes in development right now. Read More »
If the sale of Hollywood spec scripts is any indication, green tights, living in the woods, and forcibly redistributing England’s wealth from behind a bow-and-arrow are totally in right now.
We could ponder why so many writers seem to be selling screenplays inspired by the legend of Robin Hood, and we could ponder why movie studios keep on buying them. It’s become something of a joke – everyone has a Robin Hood script tucked away for a rainy day, and they keep on announcing more of them. Could this be a case of art reflecting life, with Robin Hood feeling like the right kind of power fantasy for a decade where the income gap has widened, and so many people feel powerless to do anything about it? Or could this be a case of Robin Hood being a public domain character that anyone can shape and mold to fit a variety of tones?
In both instances, there have been a lot of Robin Hood movies announced since the previous Robin Hood movie (you know, the one starring Russell Crowe that you didn’t watch) limped into theaters in 2010. Most of them will probably never see the light of day at this point. Let’s run ’em down.
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Maybe it’s because we’re living in an era where people all over the world feel disenfranchised and powerless in the face of ever-widening income gape, but there are a whole bunch of Robin Hood movies in development at the moment. Hollywood seems to be betting on people wanting to see stories about a charming rogue stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
Now, Sony has lined up another Robin Hood movie with another high concept twist: what if Robin Hood died and Maid Marian secretly took his place? And what if Maid Marian was played by Margot Robbie?
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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 »
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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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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 »