Another ‘Robin Hood’ Movie Is in the Works Because You Can Never Have Too Many
Four. That is the now the number of Robin Hood movies in the works at various studios. How many different versions of this story do we need? Four is apparently the answer, so get ready for Sherwood Forest fatigue (or you could just go to a Ren Faire). The newest Robin Hood film has been set up at Warner Bros., although the studio hasn’t revealed what their take on the property is just yet, so it could be a gritty reimagining or an animated film or sock puppets.
Per Deadline, WB has put their own Robin Hood film into development with a screenplay from Gangster Squad and Aquaman writer Will Beall. The LEGO Movie’s Dan Lin will produce the new film, while no other details about the format or plot are known at this time. With Beall involved, it seems like it could be a gritty action-adventure, and given WB’s proclivity for moodier, broodier superhero films, that’s definitely a possibility.
With four Robin Hood films in the works, it’s going to be difficult to keep them all straight, so let’s break it down:
- Disney’s version is called Nottingham and Hood, and is said to be a family-friendly adventure film similar to Pirates of the Caribbean — and like that series, Disney hopes this Robin Hood film will launch a new franchise.
- Lionsgate has Robin Hood: Origins, and with a title like that, you hardly need us to explain it. The screenplay for that film comes courtesy of Joby Harold, who also wrote Guy Ritchie’s upcoming King Arthur movie.
- Over at Sony, we have the simply-titled Hood, which is described as a “high action Fast and Furious meets Mission: Impossible-style reinvention.” You know what was missing from Robin Hood? Car chases, gun fights and heroes hanging precariously from enormous buildings. Last year, it was reported that Sony hopes to turn this project into a franchise with a Robin Hood cinematic universe, similar to the Marvel approach.
That’s a whole lot of Robin Hood we’ll be seeing over the next few years. Get ready.