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Cate N Tha Hood

02.25.2009

Sienna Miller had originally signed on to play Maid Marian alongside Russell Crowe back when the project was still NOTTINGHAM and Crowe would be playing some sort of Sheriff of Nottingham/Robin Hood hybrid. But now that the film has been retitled ROBIN HOOD and the movie will basically be GLADIATOR in Sherwood Forest, a new Maid Marian is needed. Sienna was kindly shown the door and director Ridley Scott began looking for his leading lady. Consider her found. Cate Blanchett has signed on to star as Marian in ROBIN HOOD adding a particular amount of gravitas to the otherwise stale proceedings (I'm sorry but unless shown otherwise, I just can't get excited about Russell Crowe in a Robin Hood origin movie). Filming on the origin tale is set to begin this spring with a 2010 release planned. Am I alone so far in my indifference towards this movie? I love GLADIATOR as much as the next guy but man, I dunno...

Extra Tidbit: The film will have a $130 million budget.
Source: Variety

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2:12AM on 02/27/2009
I agree with you there, Feetals_Gizz.

The idea of Nottingham as the protagonist (and perhaps even hero) and Robin being the nuisance/outlaw was an interesting concept. I don't think they've ever told the story like that before. Woulda been cool to see something different...
I agree with you there, Feetals_Gizz.

The idea of Nottingham as the protagonist (and perhaps even hero) and Robin being the nuisance/outlaw was an interesting concept. I don't think they've ever told the story like that before. Woulda been cool to see something different...
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7:28PM on 02/26/2009
I liked the original idea with the whole Nottingham playing the good guy and Robin being...well...a hood.
I liked the original idea with the whole Nottingham playing the good guy and Robin being...well...a hood.
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7:54AM on 02/26/2009
I'm interested if they manage to pull off a really good Robin Hood story that doesn't reek of cheese and political correctness the way the severely flawed (yet quite enjoyable) "Prince of Thieves" did.

Strange, since "Nottingham" was supposed to be this sought-after script with a twist, that they decided just to revert to a (by-the-numbers?) Robin Hood story.
I'm interested if they manage to pull off a really good Robin Hood story that doesn't reek of cheese and political correctness the way the severely flawed (yet quite enjoyable) "Prince of Thieves" did.

Strange, since "Nottingham" was supposed to be this sought-after script with a twist, that they decided just to revert to a (by-the-numbers?) Robin Hood story.
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3:24AM on 02/26/2009

Very Interested

I can't put my finger on it, but i'm really looking forewards to this movie. Don't know why...
I can't put my finger on it, but i'm really looking forewards to this movie. Don't know why...
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11:23PM on 02/25/2009

budget?!

130 mil budget...is that sarcasm, a guess or a confirmed number???
130 mil budget...is that sarcasm, a guess or a confirmed number???
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10:17PM on 02/25/2009
I really want to like this, but somehow just can't seem to care. It'll all depend on the trailer.
I really want to like this, but somehow just can't seem to care. It'll all depend on the trailer.
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9:15PM on 02/25/2009

Never misunderestimate tha powa

of teh iterwebs!!

Perhaps the online backlash will lead to another rewrite, where Blanchett plays Maid Marian AND Friar Tuck. Talk about high concept!!

of teh iterwebs!!

Perhaps the online backlash will lead to another rewrite, where Blanchett plays Maid Marian AND Friar Tuck. Talk about high concept!!

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8:56PM on 02/25/2009

Great News

I admit that the NOTTINGHAM concept was more interesting, but I still want to see this. Plus, replacing Miller with Blanchette adds a lot of class.
I admit that the NOTTINGHAM concept was more interesting, but I still want to see this. Plus, replacing Miller with Blanchette adds a lot of class.
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6:57PM on 02/25/2009
Come on! Whyyy?
I can't wait for this movie.
Finally an old school medieval movie again... but Cate Blanchett.. is not as beautiful/hot. Sure, she's a great actress... but come on, take someone else.
Come on! Whyyy?
I can't wait for this movie.
Finally an old school medieval movie again... but Cate Blanchett.. is not as beautiful/hot. Sure, she's a great actress... but come on, take someone else.
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6:32PM on 02/25/2009
You bet your sweet bippy I'm POSITIVELY PUMPED about this one!
You bet your sweet bippy I'm POSITIVELY PUMPED about this one!
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6:23PM on 02/25/2009

bah.

I could think of many other/better actors to play Robin Hood.
Russell Crowe is an @$$hole.
Without the Nottingham perspective, I fear this will just be a retelling of Kevin Costner's RH:PoT.

But time will tell...
I could think of many other/better actors to play Robin Hood.
Russell Crowe is an @$$hole.
Without the Nottingham perspective, I fear this will just be a retelling of Kevin Costner's RH:PoT.

But time will tell...
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4:56PM on 02/25/2009
I liked the Nottingham idea. I'd pay to see that. This, I probably won't even bother downloading. But I suppose I should wait for a trailer...
I liked the Nottingham idea. I'd pay to see that. This, I probably won't even bother downloading. But I suppose I should wait for a trailer...
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4:55PM on 02/25/2009
Sorry, but not even Blanchett can get me excited for this. Ever since they decided to do just another Robin Hood re-telling, I've lost all interest in the flick, even with the high caliber talent involved. They had a chance to do something fresh and original, but they muffed it.
Sorry, but not even Blanchett can get me excited for this. Ever since they decided to do just another Robin Hood re-telling, I've lost all interest in the flick, even with the high caliber talent involved. They had a chance to do something fresh and original, but they muffed it.
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