‘Robin Hood: Origins’ Starring Taron Egerton Gets 2018 Release

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We just can’t get enough Robin Hood stories, can we? At least, that is what Hollywood seems to think, I guess. The newest swing at bat with the character is set to be a feature starring Taron Egerton and directed by Otto Bathurst, and it now has a firm release date. Mark your calender’s folks, we’ll be seeing the new interpretation of the friendly neighborhood thief on March 23, 2018.

The title, Robin Hood: Origins, seems to indicate we will be seeing the up-and-coming days of the famed archer/bandit. Not much is known about the film or it’s plot, but early whispers have implied the movie will be aiming for a more realistic and grounded approach for the property ala Christopher Nolan style. Besides Egerton in the lead, we do also know that Jamie Foxx is set to take on the role of Little John. This iteration of John is thought to be in line with the overall concept of the film, a rough and hard-around-the-edges character. Seems fun?

This isn’t the only Robin Hood film in pre-production at the moment, but Lionsgate’s picture is the furthest along with most of it’s pieces already in place. The major ones, at least. As mentioned earlier, Otto Bathurst will be behind the camera and working with a script penned by Joby Harold. Egerton and Foxx are set to star alongside Eve Hewson (you might have seen her in The Knick or Bridge Of Spies), who has nabbed the part of Robin’s love interest Maid Marian.

Surely we will be hearing more and more about the project once it starts getting closer to filming, which, if the release date stands, should be pretty soon. What do you guys think? Are you excited for a new Robin Hood? Think the creative around it will make it worth checking out?

Source: Slash Film

Andrew McBride

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  • w0undedmagic

    LOL. The title alone guarantees it will bomb. What a waste of time and money. This is coming from someone who is actually a fan of “Robin Hood” in general.

  • To my mind this works only if they do something different with the character than has been done in the past. A standard Robin Hood story probably won’t cut it with audiences. They’ll have to figure out a way to make this story fresh for today’s viewers. Maybe they’ll play up his guerrilla rebel dimension, and the fact that he uses his exceptional archer skills to strike fear into the power establishment as a mysterious, legendary figure. Legolas meets V for Vendetta or some such (I jest, but something along those lines done well). It will have to be innovative and original feeling is all I’m saying.