Ben Mendelsohn and Taron Egerton can now be seen in new photos as Sheriff Of Nottingham and Robin Hood in the gritty revisionist take on the classic story. Otto Bathurst directs the film in which Robin Hood returns home from fighting in The Crusades and finds that Sherwood Forest is rife with corruption and evil. He then forms a band of outlaws and they then take matters into their own hands.
Bathurst explained his take on the project last year:
“You don’t become a legend for 800 years if you’ve just stolen a few bags of money from rich people to give to the poor. In my mind, Robin Hood was this sort of seriously militarized anarchist revolutionary, a freedom thinker and a truth seeker. And the more I got into the story, it just became startling how utterly relevant it is to what’s going on in society now.”
Screen Rant drew attention to how Mendelson’s costume in “Robin Hood” and the intergalactic outfit that he wore in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The fabrics and designs of his various layers seem somewhat anachronistic and speak to an antagonist who seems to be well-off and values luxury.
Producer Basil Iwaynk previously explained that the film has elements of a PTSD drama.
“I feel that it captures the adventure and the fun and the spirit of Robin Hood, but because it’s the origin story—it’s a kid going off to war thinking he’s going on a great Crusade, and realizing it’s all bullshit and coming back with some PTSD and realizing he’s been lied to, and coming back to kind of a fractured society that doesn’t really accept him and realizing, ‘Okay the super rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer.’ You could describe that now.”
Also starring are Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, Jamie Foxx as Little John and Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlett. The new “Robin Hood” opens September 21st.
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Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment
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Author: Shawn Rice