Ridley Scott's gritty take on the Robin Hood legend, starring Russell Crowe, will be in Nottinghamshire's cinemas from May 2010. The tagline for the film is: "The story behind the legend. The hero behind the outlaw."
The story is familiar... It's set in 13th century England and a potential civil war is in the air. Robin Hood and his 'band of marauders' are set to rise up against the crown.
Robin Hood is an expert archer who fights for King Richard against the French during the Crusades. Initially, he is only interested in self-preservation.
After the death of King Richard, Robin Hood travels to Nottingham to fight the despotic Sheriff. He also falls for Lady Marian, played by Cate Blanchett, who is not that fond of him, at first.
Robin Hood assembles a gang with lethal mercenary skills to fight their oppressors and correct injustices inflicted on the people of Nottingham.
There were rumours that director Ridley Scott was going to have Russell Crowe play both Robin and the Sheriff. The Sheriff was going to be the good guy, too. More news at www.robinhoodthemovie.com/
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