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WB has their own Robin Hood movie in the works, bringing the total to 4

04.22.2015

Robin Hood by Chris Rawlins

For whatever reason, Robin Hood has become a very hot property. Movies featuring the legendary archer are already in the works at Sony, Disney and Lionsgate, and now Deadline has learned that Warner Bros. is also developing a Robin Hood flick. Details on WB's Robin Hood are being kept under wraps, but Will Beall (AQUAMAN, GANGSTER SQUAD) wrote the script, and Dan Lin (THE LEGO MOVIE, SHERLOCK HOLMES) and John Zaozirny are attached to the project as producers.

The tone of Sony's take (titled HOOD) will reportedly be in the vein of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and the recent FAST & FURIOUS movies, while Disney's has been described as PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN-esque. Guy Ritchie will direct Lionsgate's grittier take ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS from a script by AWAKE scribe Joby Harold. Oh, and Dreamworks is also doing a re-imagined version centered around Robin Hood supporting characters like Little John and Friar Tuck.

You know how some people like to complain about how Hollywood has run out of ideas? It's because of stuff like this. There just isn't a need for five new Robin Hood-themed movies, regardless of how they will be presented on the big screen. Which version are you the most interested to see?

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3:01PM on 04/22/2015

Stop all of them!

We already have a good modern-day Robin Hood.
It's a TV series called ARROW!
We already have a good modern-day Robin Hood.
It's a TV series called ARROW!
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1:37PM on 04/22/2015
Seem like a situation where one studio blinked and announced a project and so they all searched their script files for one on the same subject.
Weirdest thing is the last time they did a Robin Hood was 2010 with Ridley Scott directing and Russell Crowe starring. And when it was released few people even knew it existed.
Seem like a situation where one studio blinked and announced a project and so they all searched their script files for one on the same subject.
Weirdest thing is the last time they did a Robin Hood was 2010 with Ridley Scott directing and Russell Crowe starring. And when it was released few people even knew it existed.
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1:12PM on 04/22/2015

ouch!

I'm not terribly good with a bow, but in the picture why does the guy have the string on the outside of his arm? No more Robin Hood movies. I thought this was an Arrow movie too.
I'm not terribly good with a bow, but in the picture why does the guy have the string on the outside of his arm? No more Robin Hood movies. I thought this was an Arrow movie too.
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10:37AM on 04/22/2015
While I think Robin Hood is a fable/classic story that is very deserving of a modern day movie, I have to agree with the article. There just isn't a need for 5 different movies of the character.

From the synopsis provided above, I think the best version will come from Disney. They can do some pretty big action set pieces, but I also have faith that they will do a straight up adaptation of the source material. The story itself is great for an action movie, there isn't a need to have some
While I think Robin Hood is a fable/classic story that is very deserving of a modern day movie, I have to agree with the article. There just isn't a need for 5 different movies of the character.

From the synopsis provided above, I think the best version will come from Disney. They can do some pretty big action set pieces, but I also have faith that they will do a straight up adaptation of the source material. The story itself is great for an action movie, there isn't a need to have some kind of new take on the character.

I also think Sony's version has potential, as long as they don't fill it up with a ton of explosions and ridiculous stunts. But I think having Robin Hood and his merry men planning/executing a mission that will eventually lead to taking down King Richard would be a good adaptation.
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10:00AM on 04/22/2015

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Sorry but I'm agreeing with JB on this - we don't need 5 fucking Robin Hood films. All these script writers do is endless rechurning, reimagining and remaking - get some new friggin ideas! Still can't beat the Disney version of Robin Hood for me
Sorry but I'm agreeing with JB on this - we don't need 5 fucking Robin Hood films. All these script writers do is endless rechurning, reimagining and remaking - get some new friggin ideas! Still can't beat the Disney version of Robin Hood for me
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9:11AM on 04/22/2015
I just want a normal Errol Flynn-esque Robin Hood in HD multicolor once again. Is that too much to ask?
I just want a normal Errol Flynn-esque Robin Hood in HD multicolor once again. Is that too much to ask?
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9:02AM on 04/22/2015

Beyond stupid

Seriously? There are so many screenwriters out there trying to get their work produced and while a lot of the scripts out there are terrible there certainly isn't a shortage where the studio has no options but to make a movie about a character that has not only been done many times before but is currently under production at 4 other studios. Who the Hell made this call?
Seriously? There are so many screenwriters out there trying to get their work produced and while a lot of the scripts out there are terrible there certainly isn't a shortage where the studio has no options but to make a movie about a character that has not only been done many times before but is currently under production at 4 other studios. Who the Hell made this call?
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8:49AM on 04/22/2015
When I saw WB...and then the photo...surely I'm not the only one who jumped the gun and thought they were making an Arrow movie.
When I saw WB...and then the photo...surely I'm not the only one who jumped the gun and thought they were making an Arrow movie.
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8:41AM on 04/22/2015
Cary Elwes is still my favorite Robin Hood. I just hope in terms of casting for each film, that they're not as boring as Crowe was in the role.
Cary Elwes is still my favorite Robin Hood. I just hope in terms of casting for each film, that they're not as boring as Crowe was in the role.
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8:34AM on 04/22/2015

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I'm interested in seeing none of those movies, never was a fan of the "Hood" especially with one coming from the guy who wrote Gangster Squad which may as well have been written on toilet paper considering the quality.
I'm interested in seeing none of those movies, never was a fan of the "Hood" especially with one coming from the guy who wrote Gangster Squad which may as well have been written on toilet paper considering the quality.
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