The failure of Ridley Scott’s gritty and grounded $200 million “Robin Hood” movie five years ago doesn’t seem to have deterred filmmakers from trying again with the character and tone.
Screenwriter Joby Harold, who is also penning Guy Ritchie’s upcoming “Knights Of The Roundtable” King Arthur film franchise, has begun shopping around a script which delivers a new version entitled “Robin Hood: Origins”. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company is set to produce.
The project is not to be confused with two others including Disney’s revisionist “Nottingham & Hood” project which has more of a swashbuckling adventure tone, or Sony which is developing its own Robin Hood project based on a pitch by Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott.
In fact there’s talk Sony might take Harold’s script and mesh it with their own, but no studio has snapped it up as yet.