Ridley Scott to direct "Nottingham" (Mania.com)

By:Karl Schneider
Date: Monday, April 30, 2007
Source: Variety

According to Variety, Ridley Scott has signed on to direct the upcoming Universal Pictures film, Nottingham, starring Russell Crowe.

The film stars Crowe as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a revisionist take on the Robin Hood tale, with Nottingham as a noble and brave lawman who labors for a corrupt king and engages in a love triangle with Maid Marion and Robin Hood.

The script was written by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris.  Production is expected to begin next year.