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The Wachowskis steal from the rich for a modern take on Robin Hood

12.08.2010

Just last week, Halle Berry made it sound like she'd be making a movie with THE MATRIX makers next year.

But the Wachowskis suddenly seem to have a full plate, since they're also working on HOOD, a "modern, urban take on the Robin Hood myth," according to THR.

The duo will direct the Warner Bros. project which is, unsurprisingly, "shrouded in secrecy." But it will obviously be a stylish contemporary twist on the legend of an outlaw and his jovial comrades who redistribute wealth, and in a different manner than Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe's recent pricey variation of the tale.

The Wachowskis apparently already penned a script, and put the feelers out for an appropriate hero, with Will Smith being rumored as a possibility.

Whether this project impacts their CLOUD ATLAS adaptation is unknown. Their clandestine futuristic cinéma vérité gay war romance COBALT NEURAL 9 also seems to be on the back burner for the moment as it continues to seek funding.

Extra Tidbit: No, they're not actually doing "Rocket Robin Hood", but it came up during image searching and reminded me I watched the cartoon as a kid. And brother, was it terrible.
Source: THR

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4:07PM on 12/08/2010

the HOOD?

The hood? Are you f*cking kidding me? These 2 guys have great potential talent but they seem to be all over the board and 2/3 of their current ideas are complete trash. Gay army relationships in the future and a present day Robin the hood in the hood.. These 2 guys are the reason for strict production companies and the control the exert on a finished movie. These 2 guys cant be fully trusted or their minds come up with this type of trash. They will always be like this. 1 good movie/idea, 4
The hood? Are you f*cking kidding me? These 2 guys have great potential talent but they seem to be all over the board and 2/3 of their current ideas are complete trash. Gay army relationships in the future and a present day Robin the hood in the hood.. These 2 guys are the reason for strict production companies and the control the exert on a finished movie. These 2 guys cant be fully trusted or their minds come up with this type of trash. They will always be like this. 1 good movie/idea, 4 terrible ones.
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3:48PM on 12/08/2010
Jesus christ Warner Bros. just make a Green Arrow movie!
Jesus christ Warner Bros. just make a Green Arrow movie!
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3:31PM on 12/08/2010
I'm a bit worried. They shouldn't be working on so many projects at once.

BTW, why does everyone act like re-imaginings are a new thing or bad. Batman was a reworking of Zorro, Avatar was a reworking of the classic story used by everything from Lawrence of Arabia and Dances with Wolves to movies like Point Break and The Fast and The Furious.

Plus, isn't every adaptation of a book really just a re-imagining. The Shining film has very little to do with the book, including a completely
I'm a bit worried. They shouldn't be working on so many projects at once.

BTW, why does everyone act like re-imaginings are a new thing or bad. Batman was a reworking of Zorro, Avatar was a reworking of the classic story used by everything from Lawrence of Arabia and Dances with Wolves to movies like Point Break and The Fast and The Furious.

Plus, isn't every adaptation of a book really just a re-imagining. The Shining film has very little to do with the book, including a completely different ending, but it's still a good film. In fact, the same can be said of pretty much every Kubrick film. Taking a previously told story and reworking it for a new generation is very common and the results are entirely dependent on the talent of the people involved.
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1:24PM on 12/08/2010
Everyone on here is fucking stupid. All saying the same shit basically "old story who cares"... SAY THAT TO AVATAR SHIT HEADS its worth like 6 billion dollars last i checked
Everyone on here is fucking stupid. All saying the same shit basically "old story who cares"... SAY THAT TO AVATAR SHIT HEADS its worth like 6 billion dollars last i checked
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1:20PM on 12/08/2010
this sounds like an awesome idea, especially considering how bad the economy is these days. this could be great. plus, speed racer look incredible, the matrix films had amazing effects. so we are clearly good to go in the visuals dept.
this sounds like an awesome idea, especially considering how bad the economy is these days. this could be great. plus, speed racer look incredible, the matrix films had amazing effects. so we are clearly good to go in the visuals dept.
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11:07AM on 12/08/2010
Lemme guess, slow motion arrow shots followed by Friar Tuck (dressed in an all black leather frock) dodging daggers.
Lemme guess, slow motion arrow shots followed by Friar Tuck (dressed in an all black leather frock) dodging daggers.
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10:28AM on 12/08/2010
They should drop everything and focus completely on Cloud Atlas.
They should drop everything and focus completely on Cloud Atlas.
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9:09AM on 12/08/2010
Sounds cool. But again, like someone said beow I'd rather see these guys tackle DC Superhero Green Arrow.
Sounds cool. But again, like someone said beow I'd rather see these guys tackle DC Superhero Green Arrow.
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8:47AM on 12/08/2010
Well the Will Smith part troubles me (as he was also reached out to to play Neo in the Matrix series) but this is a great idea if it can be pulled off. We don't have any films out there that talk about the wealth gap or redistribution of wealth in America. Probably because the movers and shakers of Hollywood are loaded, but still. I'd really like to see this project done right, and while we're at it bring on an American version of The Edukators.
Well the Will Smith part troubles me (as he was also reached out to to play Neo in the Matrix series) but this is a great idea if it can be pulled off. We don't have any films out there that talk about the wealth gap or redistribution of wealth in America. Probably because the movers and shakers of Hollywood are loaded, but still. I'd really like to see this project done right, and while we're at it bring on an American version of The Edukators.
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8:24AM on 12/08/2010
Unnecessary. Boring. Dumb.
Unnecessary. Boring. Dumb.
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7:29AM on 12/08/2010

Bahhh

I would lay money down that this will be nothing more that commentary on America's current financial issues.
I would lay money down that this will be nothing more that commentary on America's current financial issues.
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5:59AM on 12/08/2010
No longer to be called he Wachowski Brothers ... eh
No longer to be called he Wachowski Brothers ... eh
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4:56AM on 12/08/2010
"a stylish contemporary twist"

...almost always turns out to be shite.
"a stylish contemporary twist"

...almost always turns out to be shite.
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4:13AM on 12/08/2010
I just wish they'd finish their run on the 'Doc Frankenstein' comic. If you're unfamiliar with it, check it out, it's pretty nifty.
I just wish they'd finish their run on the 'Doc Frankenstein' comic. If you're unfamiliar with it, check it out, it's pretty nifty.
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4:03AM on 12/08/2010
Boooring.
Boooring.
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3:57AM on 12/08/2010
I'm looking forward to whatever the Wachowskis do.
I'm looking forward to whatever the Wachowskis do.
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2:22AM on 12/08/2010
Come on folks-it's been done to death! turn this project into D.C. Comics superhero-Green Arrow!
Come on folks-it's been done to death! turn this project into D.C. Comics superhero-Green Arrow!
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1:22PM on 12/08/2010
because super hero films havent been done to death. especially those based on characters that have been done to death.
because super hero films havent been done to death. especially those based on characters that have been done to death.
1:59AM on 12/08/2010
Christ, is "urban" still in use? This film sounds like a cheap rip-off of Omar Little.
Christ, is "urban" still in use? This film sounds like a cheap rip-off of Omar Little.
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1:36AM on 12/08/2010

Robin Hood

The character's been around a long time, I think reinventing Robin Hood is a very good idea. The success of Sherlock Holmes probably gave The W's the idea. They can really jump start Robin Hood back to life, just like Casino Royale did for Bond. Will Smith and The Wachowski's, equals a must see. And it'll make half a billion.
The character's been around a long time, I think reinventing Robin Hood is a very good idea. The success of Sherlock Holmes probably gave The W's the idea. They can really jump start Robin Hood back to life, just like Casino Royale did for Bond. Will Smith and The Wachowski's, equals a must see. And it'll make half a billion.
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1:16AM on 12/08/2010
Wow another regurgitation of a not so interesting story. Thank you Hollywood.
Wow another regurgitation of a not so interesting story. Thank you Hollywood.
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12:42AM on 12/08/2010
YAY! Another Re-Hashing Of An Old Tale. Constant Renvisioning, Reimagining And Redoings Of Robin Hoods, Frankensteins, Draculas, etc Is Making Me Retardeder. Stop It Hollywood..Please?..
YAY! Another Re-Hashing Of An Old Tale. Constant Renvisioning, Reimagining And Redoings Of Robin Hoods, Frankensteins, Draculas, etc Is Making Me Retardeder. Stop It Hollywood..Please?..
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1:23PM on 12/08/2010
it worked for avatar
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