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The Robin Hood movie that could have been 
18th-May-2010 10:08 am
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Via twitter, stumbled across this fascinating blog post about the new Robin Hood movie and how it evolved.

According to our blogger, William Martell, this is how the new Robin Hood movie started out:

Probably close to 3 years ago, a hot script by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris called NOTTINGHAM went out to buyers. The script was the Robin Hood story told from the Sheriff of Nottingham’s point of view - as he used period “forensics”, like tracking and arrow trajectory, to find a terrorist who was robbing respectable members of society. Shelock Holmes in Sherwood Forest.


Martell goes on to tell the tale of how Nottingham morphed from this starting script into yet another bog-standard Robin Hood movie. Which will make you marvel at how anything original or coherent ever comes out of Hollywood.

It's a shame, though. Because I'd probably have gladly gone to see Nottingham, but I'm only likely to go see this latest Robin Hood if I really need an excuse to sit in an air-conditioned room for a couple of hours after a day of moving chores.
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18th-May-2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Which will make you marvel at how anything original or coherent ever comes out of Hollywood.

No kidding. I suppose under the circumstances it's a miracle that Wicked ever made it to Broadway... :/ And agreed, Nottingham might actually have been interesting. Lawdelpus, it might even have done all right at the box office.
18th-May-2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
I'll probably only go to see Cate Blanchett in armor.
19th-May-2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
The appeal of Cate Blanchett in armor is not to be understated.
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