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Ridley Scott's NOTTINGHAM Is Now...(Drumroll)...ROBIN HOOD!!

Merrick here...
Ridley Scott spoke with MTV about his endlessly-in-development Robin Hood project. Last we heard, the project, then called NOTTINGHAM, was to be an alternate take on the myhtos & was to feature Russell Crowe as a sympathetic Sheriff of Nottingham -vs- a not-entirely sympathetic Robin Hood. Seems this has now morphed into a more traditional Robin Hood project. Called: ROBIN HOOD.
Scott was eager to say that he had changed his mind, and that Crowe will simply portray the famed archer who rises from an unlikely background. “Robin Hood is in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion,” he said of how we’ll find the character early in the film “He is a bowman in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion.” [edit] “[Crowe as both Robin and the Sheriff of Nottingham] was an idea so far back, way back when at the time I had this proposed to me, and I read it and thought, ‘I don’t really know what it does for it, but it’s alright’,” Scott recalled of the now-abandoned idea. “It is better to simply have the evolution of a character called Robin Hood, who will come out of a point in the Crusades which is the end. [edit] So, rather than the Robin-vs.-Sheriff showdowns we’ve come to expect from “Robin Hood” movies, Scott has instead employed the history of the time to make an entire country the villain. “It is from France. It is the French,” he insisted. “The villain is much bigger in that sense; much more important, and much more dangerous.”
...says THIS ARTICLE over at MTV's Movie Blog.

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