Here’s the big trailer out on Russell Crowe’s ROBIN HOOD. While Crowe was originally slated to play the evil Sheriff instead of Robin, and then slated to perhaps play both, we now get to see common sense has ruled the day and Crowe will be playing Robin. And yes, just like previous shots from this movie, Crowe’s Robin looks quite a lot like some hero from some Roman era Gladiator movie.
Just to refresh your memory as to what the Robin Hood legacy entails in this retelling of the legacy:
“The [..] adventure chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marian (Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marian and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.”
So, pretty much your swords and sandals epic… only replacing arrows for swords and tights for sandals… only there’s no tights. Whatever.
And if you just can’t wait to revisit the tale of Robin Hood, go instead and revisit Rabbit Hood.