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Ridley Scott to direct "Nottingham"

By Karl Schneider     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.

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wrrlykam 4/30/2007 4:00:01 AM
Please NO!!! Not another Robin Hood film.
PopeyesBitch 4/30/2007 6:15:53 AM
An interesting take: The story of Robin Hood told from the point of view of the sheriff of Nottingham...I'd rather see a GLADIATOR 2: Maximus' Ressurection (Just kidding folks, I made that up, don't take it personal or serious. ha ha ha ha) Honestly, I have to agree with WWRRLYKAM..."Please NO!!! Not another Robin Hood film" "If" there is a "need" or a "want" for another Robin Hood movie, then why not make a sequel to Mel Brooks' ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS? (Insert: sarcasm) Russell Crowe is a fine actor and Ridley Scott is great director...I'm sure the duo of Crowe/Scott & the Hollywood industry can come up with something original...Can they?
wessmith1966 4/30/2007 9:04:38 AM
This is an original take on the clasic story, and in the hands of Scott and Crowe it should make for a great looking, entertaining film.
ashscousin 4/30/2007 9:19:37 AM
I agree with wessmith, I like the sound of this project and am happy to hear Scott with be directing.
monkeyfoot 4/30/2007 9:54:40 AM
I think this is great idea. True, there have been multiple takes on the Robin Hood legend as there have been on Frankenstein, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, etc. but they are enduring characters that live in the general public's minds. If good filmmakers can give a new and original take on them, I'm all for it. And in my mind Ridley Scott qualifies as way more than a good filmmaker.
bennyhill 4/30/2007 10:15:01 AM
It worked for Wicked (Wizard of Oz)...
Captmathman 4/30/2007 10:39:36 AM
Put me down for two tickets on opening night. This will be good.
TKay42one 4/30/2007 11:10:11 AM
Uh...anybody else remember this from a few months ago? I swear, I read on this very site a few months ago that Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe were signed on and everything. Oh well. Instead of only bitching about old news, I'll say that this sounds interesting...except I didn't especially enjoy "Kingdom of Heaven", so I'm wondering if I'll enjoy this. For being the period action piece that it was, I found "Kingdom" to be pretty boring, but I like most everything else Scott has directed. Oh, and PopeyesBitch, your joke isn't far from reality. There have been talks about doing a "Gladiator" sequal...talk about movies that just SHOULDN'T be made... At least maybe this incarnation of Robin Hood will have an entire cast who can speak with an English accent.
kisskissbangbang 4/30/2007 11:51:07 AM
BIG MISTAKE. Seems as if this movie is being made for the sole fact it is an "interesting" take on the Robin Hood story. But really, who cares? So what if Nottigham is a misunderstood good guy and Robin Hood is the bad guy? So then it just becomes a story of a sheriff trying to stop a thief? Big whoop. Also, with Ridley Scott you don't know... this movie could either have some kick-butt action and heart ala Gladiator or it could be painfully slow and full of mindless fighting ala Kingdom of Heaven.
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