Helgeland Revising Nottingham

Brian Helgeland (“Mystic River,” “L.A. Confidential”) will rewrite “Nottingham,” Universal Pictures’ revisionist take on the legend of Robin Hood says The Hollywood Reporter.

Russell Crowe stars as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a scenario that sees him more noble lawman than an evil king’s right-hand man and facing off with a more shadier Robin Hood in the Sherwood Forest.

Ridley Scott is directing and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer is producing. Shooting will begin early next year.