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Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood has a release date

Posted by LiveFor on March 12, 2009

Filming on the new Robin Hood film starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett is due to start in Spring.

There have been lots of changes to the plot and the title itself has gone from being called Nottingham to the classic Robin Hood.

Now Original Sharp has the news that the film will be due out in blockbuster season next year on 14th May.

Looks like this may be one of the big movies of next year. Are you excited to see Crowe as Robin Hood?

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The Random – Total Recall remake, Suicide Squad, The Perfect Moment, Robin Hood, The Neverending Story, Arthur,

Posted by LiveFor on February 26, 2009

Eliza Dushku (“Buffy,” “Dollhouse”) is using her clout to bring The Perfect Moment, a biopic about iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, to the big screen says Variety. The story will chronicle Mapplethorpe’s career from his rise to fame in the 1970s for his portraits of socialites and rock stars until his death in 1989 at age 42 from complications arising from AIDS. Ondi Timoner (“DIG!”) is to direct.

Cate Blanchett is officially onboard to play Maid Marian alongside Russell Crowe in the Ridley Scott-directed adventure feature Robin Hood (previously called Nottingham) for Universal Pictures reports the trades.

Warner Bros. Pictures, Kennedy/Marshall Co. and Leonard DiCaprio’s Appian Way are all in discussions about reviving the 1980’s kid fantasy classic The NeverEnding Story says The Hollywood Reporter.

Peter Baynham (Borat, Bruno, The Day Today) will pen the remake of Dudley Moore 1981 comedy Arthur for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Variety. The project is being crafted as a vehicle for Russell Brand (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) as the boozy playboy whose plan to marry into a moneyed family goes awry when he falls in love with a working class gal.

Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 sci-fi modern classic Total Recall is getting a remake for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter. Neal H. Moritz and Original will develop and produce the contemporary version of the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stoen-led actioneer based a Philip K. Dick story.

Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Greyskull, Green Arrow: Supermax) will adapt the DC Comics property Suicide Squad as a feature film for Warner Bros. Pictures and Lin Pictures says the trades. Originally a back-up feature in 1960s “The Brave and the Bold,” the stories focused on a team of non-super-powered people fighting monstrous menaces. The Squad was reconceived in the 1980s as a team of supervillains given one last shot at redemption by the government by accomplishing missions that will most likely kill them. This is the setup that Warners will work from. The villains involved have yet to be determined though Deadshot, an assassin with wrist-mounted guns, is a strong candidate.

Source: Dark Horizons

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Cate Blanchett to be Maid Marion

Posted by LiveFor on February 8, 2009

Speaking to The Telegraph’s Mandrake on the red carpet of the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards, Mark Strong has claimed that Cate Blanchett is likely to inherit the role of Maid Marian in Ridley Scott’s Nottingham.

“I think Cate Blanchett is set to take the Maid Marian part. She is a wonderful actress and it would make it a much classier film if she was in it.

Strong will be in the film as Sir Guy of Gisbourne, and Russel Crowe is down to play both Robin Hood and the Sherrif of Nottingham. More on that story here.

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Plot details for Ridley Scott’s Nottingham.

Posted by LiveFor on December 2, 2008

MTV spoke to producer Brian Grazer recently and asked him about Ridley Scott’s Nottingham. He not only confirmed that they’re hoping to start shooting in March next year but also cleared up the confusion about Russell Crowe playing both the Sheriff and Robin Hood.

“The two role confusion is that what Robin Hood does is he sees Nottingham in battle very early in the movie and Nottingham dies. And Robin Hood takes over the identity of Nottingham. That’s how it plays out.” Grazer added that this is “an origin story” for those two characters. In the classic Robin Hood story, the evil Sheriff of Nottingham has taken the place of the absent King and Robin Hood must fight him to take the throne. In Ridley Scott’s Nottingham, Robin Hood becomes the Sheriff, according to Grazer.

Interesting twist on the tale. Do you think it will work?

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Ridley Scott explains the magic behind Russell Crowe playing both Robin Hood and The Sheriff of Nottingham…there is no magic involved

Posted by LiveFor on November 14, 2008

Ridley Scott has explained how Russell Crowe will portray both Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham in his medieval epic Nottingham.

Crowe’s casting in both the lead roles had led to misinterpretation, with suggestions that the arrow-wielding outlaw and his nemesis were the same person caught in a split personality battle.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Scott clarified that Crowe’s Sheriff character assumes the identity of Robin Hood over the course of the movie.

“In the context of the story he starts off as one thing, becomes the guise of another and then has to retire to the forest to resume his name Robin,” he explained. “So he was momentarily the Sheriff of Nottingham.”

Discussing the casting of his Body Of Lies star Mark Strong as Guy of Gisborne, the filmmaker added: “He’s such a good bad guy. He’s going to be horrible, actually, as bad as I can make him. Mark’s a very good horseman and swordsman so we’ll definitely use that.”

Scott also dismissed the idea that the blockbuster’s delay was down to the leaves in the forest locations not being the right colour.

He said: “I really don’t care! I don’t give a s**t whether they’re red leaves or pink leaves.”

Class response from Mr Scott there! I just hope this film is better than the crappy BBC Robin Hood that was on recently.
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Russell Crowe to play the Sheriff and Robin Hood in Nottingham

Posted by LiveFor on September 28, 2008

Director Ridley Scott tells MTV that not only will Russell Crowe play The Sheriff in his upcoming revisionist take on the Robin Hood story, but the actor will be doing double duty as Robin Hood in Nottingham. In the actual script, Robin and the Sheriff are the same person.

Scott did say the roles would be “a a good old clever adjustment of characters. One becomes the other. It changes.” When this news first hit back in July, it was discovered that this confusing plot twist was one of the areas of the script that really needed work. Thus, Scott halted pre-production on the film to give more time for the script to be developed into something that wasn’t as confusing; or at least to take the time to work this characterization more intelligently into the story. Crowe mentioned to press this weekend that Nottingham is “one of those things where we’re taking our time with. You don’t want to be doing Robin Hood unless you’re going to be doing it really f*cking well. It’s got to be the best one ever done otherwise you should do something else.”

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