– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Cary Elwes, "Rob Hood: Men In Tights" (1993)

Cary Elwes, “Rob Hood: Men In Tights” (1993)

Robin Hood is one of those fictional characters, like El Zorro, Dracula, and Tarzan, that everyone seems to want to take a crack at. There have been so many reboots, sequels, and relaunches of the classic character that no one would blame you if you’ve lost track. To date, there have been well north of 100 projects that centered around the character- From films, to short films,and also including several TV series. The most recent attempt by Hollywood to strike gold with Robin Hood was the 2010 film that bore his name starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.

There’s another Robin Hood on the horizon, folks, which you may have heard of by now. It’ll star Kingsman: The Secret Service‘s breakout Taron Egerton, and it’ll be directed by Otto Bathurst. This will be Bathurst’s first feature directing gig, as the rest of his credits come from the small screen. 

The film, formerly titled Robin Hood: Origins, will take a new approach towards the mythos. It’ll center on a war-hardened crusader (Egerton’s Robin of Locksley) and a Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx as Little John) staging a revolt against the corrupt British crown. The film promises hard-hitting battlefield sequences, pulse-pounding fight choreography, and a timeless romance between Robin and Maid Marion (Eve Hewson).

Robin Hood now has a release date, and it’s March 23, 2018.

SOURCE: Dark Horizons

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.