‘Dark Knight’ Producers Making Futuristic Robin Hood Flick

Published 5 years ago by , Updated September 17th, 2012 at 11:53 am,

Risky Business Blog has a story claiming that Warner Bros. and the producers of The Dark Knight and 300 are set to bring a futuristic take on the legend of Robin Hood to the big screen. This new comes close on the heels of Universal and Ridley Scott’s cinematic re-imagining of the classic Robin Hood tale, which stars Russell Crowe and is due out next summer.

Who knew that Robin Hood would be making such a big comeback in the new millennium?

The yet-untitled “Future Robin Hood” will apparently be a “futuristic action adventure” set in a dystopian London where a band of thieves seek to restore hope to the downtrodden populace through the classic Robin Hood practice of taking from the Rich (and/or powerful) and giving to the poor.

Signed-on to helm the film is TV commercial director Nicolai Fuglsig, who originally wowed producers at Atlas Entertainment (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) and Hollywood Gang while pitching his concept for the film. Said Atlas producer Charles Roven:

“His stunning visual presentation blew me away…He has a very clear vision for the film, one that will re-invent and modernize a classic story.”

Of course it’s easy to impress producers when you’re already in bed with them: Fuglsig is currently developing another project called Bleederback with Atlas.

So we come to the inevitable question: how much Robin Hood is TOO much? Ridley Scott’s movie will barely be out of our memories before we are expected to shell out more dollars to see – what seems to be at this early stage – essentially the same story, just set in two different epochs. I experienced something similar when I rented Highlander and Highlander II at the same time – and let me just tell you, that is an experience I could happily forget. Highlander II… (Shudders).

What do you think: does hearing this news about “Future Robin Hood” make you want to scream “Too Soon!” Or are you interested in seeing two different interpretations of the character?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter via Coming Soon

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  1. Taking from the rich and giving to the power, eh?

    Is Obama starring as Robin Hood?

  2. @ INK

    Smart-Ass !

  3. Thank you.

    If you think my a** is smart you should see my brain. :)

    Chill out man … it’s a joke.

    • I don’t use the term “smart-a$$”…it either refers to a genius-intellect pack animal or a collegiate-educated rectum.

  4. I don’t think I’m ready for a futuristic robin hood but I like the idea here. I like the direction there are heading though with a similar style or story to the dark knizight.

  5. I dont think is a question of too much Robin Hood.
    Robin Hood isnt going anywhere.

  6. Meh. Ridley Scott’s new movie sounds much more interesting, and will probably be better.

  7. @Chris

    Really? The only thing going for Ridley Scott’s movie is that it’s directed by Ridley Scott and stars Russel Crowe.

    At least this take is something new.

  8. I would be interested in a new interpretation of Robin Hood…it needs a good lead… are any names being bandied about?

    There’s no such thing as too much Robin Hood… if its done right…

  9. I like it, fresh takes on old stories. I really don’t know why we need another traditional Robin Hood movie, even though Russell Crowe is in it.

  10. I read a comic in the phantom magazine here in norway like 10 years ago, where we followed a dude that became the next white bow, or someting- this was far in the future and the first white bow lived like 100 years in the past, this kid finds the bow- incased in this shield generator proctection, he can take the bow- he can pass tru shields and becomes the white bow – he wear white with a mask with a robin hood pointy cap thing on- and the white bow is pretty much robin hood- without the merry gang- can`t remember if the mentinioned the original robin hood or not. but it was a futrure robing hood in comic form…

    anyone heard of this comic before?

    anyway- I dont mind a future robing hood, as long as they know of and remember the robing hood from our fiction and imitate him….. faking that no one ever made a robin hood tale before far into the future is just to lame…

  11. Too much, especially if they make a green arrow movie…

  12. It sounds like a little too much, maybe the studio should make the futuristic one farther away, so there is more space.

    But also why are you using the BBC Robin Hood picture for this article? Just to showcase another take on Robin Hood in our midst?

  13. I’m looking forward to the Russel Crowe flick, so i think one is more than enough.

    Oh and @ INK…hehe, even though i’m a Barack supporter, I still found that joke funny!!! XD

  14. I care not for the russel crowe movie coming up, imo the BBC robin hood is great and we dont need a b*stardized hoolywood version…for those who habet seen it, check out the BBC’s robi hood

    I would be interested in the future-robin hood, set in a V for vendetta sort of world

  15. Theres a Highlander2! WTF! hahaha!

    @Shamose
    Yea that would be a good plot but thats like in 2030 Britan.

    How futuristic are they gonna make it? Fancy gadgets? Or skillfull bladesman? I don’t mind this new conept of a Robin Hood but I kinda agree with punisher either make the green hornet or futuritic Robin Hood. Then maybe do the other later on.

  16. i think its gonna be good, anythings better thank jamie foxx playing FRANK SINATRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. DOH! Ink you stole my thoughts.

    Robin Hood has been done to death. Please God, make it stop. Futuristic or not.

    I’m living the Robin Hood story every time I file a tax return. Why would I wanna pay to see it happen on the big screen? Too bad the money isn’t actually going to the poor but the entitled & a high speed train from Disney to the Bunny ranch.

  18. This movie gonna be sorry

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