Robin Hood is a kind of fabled characters like King Arthur and Peter Pan that fall into the class of public area. That signifies that filmmakers/studios do not should pony up rights charges for these characters – so they may often go to them when attempting to build a franchise with dependable identify recognition. The newest try to provide us a recent new interpretation of one in every of these characters is available in subsequent yr’s Robin Hood, starring Taron Egerton because the prince of thieves. Whereas we’re nonetheless ready for a teaser or trailer for the movie, we now take a look at Egerton within the title function earlier than his character realizes that inexperienced is his shade. Have a look.
This picture from the movie’s official Twitter account exhibits Taron Egerton’s Robin Hood joined by Jamie Foxx’s Little John in what doesn’t seem like England, primarily based on the structure. Robin seems to be fairly critical right here, as one would possibly count on of somebody who has fought within the crusades. We now have heard that this movie can be a darkish and gritty tackle the traditional story, and the aesthetic on this image appears kind of in step with that. Robin Hood hasn’t taken up his iconic Lincoln inexperienced colours but, however maybe he’s simply ready on Colin Firth to take him to a correct tailor. The folks superhero wants his costume, however I’d count on a muted camouflage inexperienced, due to the darkish and gritty. Jamie Foxx additionally seems to be appropriately badass as Little John in what appears to be a brand new tackle Robin’s proper hand man with parts of Azeem from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Along with Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx, Robin Hood options the abilities of Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet and Eve Hewson as Maid Marian. And in an unimaginable little bit of casting that ought to problem Alan Rickman’s superior scenery-chewing efficiency within the aforementioned 1990s movie, Ben Mendelsohn will portray the Sheriff of Nottingham. The movie, which has hit a few bumps throughout manufacturing, is directed by Otto Bathurst primarily based on a script by Joby Harold. Otto Bathurst is primarily a TV director and would greatest be identified to American audiences for steering episodes of Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror.
Whereas some will debate the advantage of one other Robin Hood movie, I’m all the time up for a strong telling of the story. I are inclined to lean extra in direction of a traditional telling performed very well than any type of huge departure. The newest tackle the character was Ridley Scott’s model, and regardless of expertise on each side of the digital camera, that movie is something however memorable. This take has drawn several comparisons to the Kevin Costner-starring Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, which itself was fairly dark and gritty regardless of Robin Hood’s American accent. If this movie can seize the very best parts of that movie, pair them with fashionable motion sensibilities, and attempt to say something interesting, it might stand out from all of the interpretations that got here earlier than it.
Robin Hood steals into theaters on September 21, 2018. Take a look at the remainder of the most important films hitting subsequent yr in our release schedule. For all the most recent within the grittiest of gritty reboots, maintain it right here on CinemaBlend.