Robin Hood Teaser Trailer from the Mind of Ridley Scott

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robin hood heaer Robin Hood Teaser Trailer from the Mind of Ridley Scott

Someone at Universal picked up the movie stick and whacked the Robin Hood piñata hard, because there have been a lot of film goodies dropping in the past couple of days. Just yesterday, we were able to show you some new pictures from the movie of Ridley Scott’s next epic adventure tale, including the first look of Cate Blanchett as the radiant Maid Marian.

Today the piñata has dropped the first teaser trailer for Robin Hood and we were sure to pick it up for your viewing pleasure.  Robin Hood is the story of a nobleman soldier that comes home from a war, only to find that while his King is away, the Sheriff of Nottingham has joined forces with the despicable Prince John to rule with a heavy taxing hand over the people of Nottingham. Robin Hood becomes an outlaw for the people, robbing from the rich and giving back to the poor; while at the same time dodging the sheriff’s deputies, causing headaches for Prince John and flirting heavily with the beautiful Maid Marian.

Robin Hood is directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator) and stars Russell Crowe (American Gangster), Cate Blanchett (Return of the King), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Matthew MacFadyen (Frost/Nixon) and William Hurt (Moby Dick).

Watch and enjoy:

The teaser is somewhat of a disappointment for me. It’s becoming apparent that by this teaser and The Clash of the Titans teaser (which we pulled due to bootleg reasons), that Hollywood directors, even season guys like Scott, are leaning heavily on the guitar driven, drum beating, rock opera music to get viewers attention.

Mind you, I don’t dislike rock opera style soundtracks; I just really dig a great classical orchestra playing in the background while being directed by the likes of Horne, Elfman, Zimmer and of course John Williams. Michael Kamen’s original soundtrack for the 1991 Prince of Thieves is a great example of modern classical cinema music and still holds up to this day. I’m hoping that composer Marc Streitenfeld has put together a great original score that will do the story of Robin Hood justice and doesn’t cave into the pressure today to “rock it up”.

That being said, it would appear that Scott is taking a darker approach to the Robin Hood tale and not the light, almost whimsical, approaches from directors in the past.  He would have to do something completely different in he wants his version of Robin Hood to stand out from others. The story has been told in dozens of ways, from feature films and Broadway plays to TV movies and TV shows. The vast majority of viewers are very familiar with the story of Robin Hood and it will take more than the names Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott to put people in the seats for this one.

The biggest challenge for Robin Hood, though, is its release date; it debuts only one week after Iron Man 2 opens and if that film is as big a draw as most bloggers and critics are predicting, then a lot of his core demographic will still be watching that film and not his the following week. We could see Robin Hood move up to dominate the late 1st quarter, say late April, or pushed back into a mid-June release where it can soak up some big box office numbers.

What did you think of the Robin Hood teaser trailer and do you think its release date will hurt it?

Robin Hood robs the rich theaters goers of their ticket money and gives it the poor Hollywood studios May 14, 2010.

Source: MovieWeb

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  1. Looks solid, definitely worth a trip to the theater.

  2. Looking forward to this newest rendition of a timely classic.

  3. boring!

    this looks like every single other Scott trailer and movie.

  4. @ Paul

    I agree with you on heavy metal being used in these types of trailers. It doesn’t work for me. I really prefer the classical stuff that you mentioned. Having said that, the teaser did just that for me. I’m curious to see where this goes.

    I think they need to move the release date or this thing is going to get overshadowed–something it probably won’t deserve.

    By the way, wasn’t this film going to be called Nottingham?

  5. Oh, and check out the guys’ floppy shield at about 35 seconds. Pretty funny.

  6. Looks terrible, really dull take on the character. Errol Flyn was amazingly charasmatic as Robin, as for Prince Of Thieves, Costner may not be the best actor, but damn it was a good fun film that anyone could enjoy.

    This new one evokes no emotion whatsoever, it isnt anything new.

  7. heavy metal in trailers? dude u dont know what heavy metal is. the music used in this is rock, not classical beatles or hardrock, just rock and opera ish music.
    but this trailer doesnt pull it off.. i find it boring. tho its just a teaser and so hopefully something else will lure me into seeing it.

  8. Lots of times the music in the previews don’t match the film score. Let’s hope that’s the case here. The footage looked fantastic aside from the music.

  9. Magnus-

    To the contrary, I know what Heavy Metal is and you’re splitting hairs.

  10. WTF!!?? This is RIDLEY FREAKING SCOTT!!!! This is the 21st Century btw with a new back story and a fresh vision. So why can’t this new version of Robin take the movie goer to a different and new place? Did I say it is Bloody Ridley Scott? As far as the music on the trailer….obvious it will not be in the film, but if you have to put the blame somewhere. Blame Twi-”lite”. The young audience won’t get the visuals of real film making and acting ( which is proven), but the soundtrack may get them to see the film. It’s Ridley Scott G. DAMMITT!

  11. Great teaser. This movie did nothing for me until this teaser.

    And ENOUGH with the complaints about the music. IT WORKS! This is not a drama/documentary. It’s an action movie with a bit of drama mixed in. The music is appropriate for the ACTION scenes in the trailer.

    Examine the teaser, don’t nit pick at something that might not even end up in the final cut.

  12. I see no problem with the music it works just fine.

    I’m having a hard time getting in to this film knowing what it was suppose to be and how much better that would of been. The role reversals of before was so great and changing that to just another robin hood film is a major let down.

  13. The music is fine for me, i enjoyed it. The Clash of Titans trailer music just added too the epicness of the trailer and made me go listen to rock-opera haha. I do hope there is some originality to this one, but im a Crowe fan and Scott fan and a Robin Hood fan sooooo im looking forward to it even if its old story renewed.

  14. good then u know its not heavy metal:)

    im a bit skeptic about russel crowe.. hes honest to god one of the best actors alive, but he seems a bit.. old. i hope this will be like the gladiator, only more awesomer lol and i mean its robin hood.. can’t not see it :p

  15. Yeah kind of a boring trailer, but the films itself might be spectacular. I’ll wait for reviews before spending A$18 on a movie ticket.

  16. COOOL!!!

    this looks like every single other Scott trailer and movie.

  17. meh. That trailer was weak…

  18. Looks like the Braveheart version of Robin Hood. I’ll give it a chance.


  19. I’m definitely up for seeing it despite not being a huge fan of the trailer; I’ve been excited about it since I heard it was Scott and Crowe teaming up again. My main concern is that I won’t be able to keep from thinking of Robin Hood as Maximus from Gladiator, seems like Crowe is playing almost the same character thus far

  20. Ben R-

    I was kinda thinking the same thing about him playing it the same as he played Maximus. But it’s probably way too early to even speculate on something like that with only a few seconds of celluloid to go on.