It’s hard to hate a character who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. And yet, it seems making a great modern movie about that character is even harder. The last big attempt to offer us a lovable new Robin Hood was the Ridley Scott extravaganza starring Russell Crowe and watched by few. Now there’s a new attempt in the works.
Variety reports that Sony will purchase a pitch by Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott which is “set in the world of Robin Hood,” whatever that means. Maybe Robin Hood’s not even in it! They also describe it as a re-imagining.
Over at THR, we have a little more detail on what this means. Apparently it will revolve around Robin Hood’s Merry Men, recontexualizing them as a kind of superhero team similar to The Avengers, or those wacky guys in the Fast and Furious films.
That sounds about right because several studios wanted this thing, and Sony ultimately got the deal by offering something in the “low seven-figure range,” which is a lot of money. Way more than something in the low four-figure range, I can tell you that.
Does this appeal to you, or are you all Robin Hooded out? I'll wait for you to answer before telling you what I think. That way it's easier to make sure I agree with the more popular opinion.