All posts from “robin hood”

Newsbites: The medieval edition!

June 15, 2009 3:52 AM

1. Rob Cohen, director of the original Fast and the Furious (2001) and the most recent Mummy (2008), has signed on to direct Medieval, an action film that Cohen describes as "The Magnificent Seven in the Middle Ages." When the...

Newsbites: The classic tales reimagined edition!

May 17, 2009 11:37 PM

1. Kings, the TV series that puts a quasi-modernized spin on the biblical story of Saul and David, has definitely been cancelled, according to producer Bradford Winters. Only five of the show's dozen-or-so episodes have been aired so far, but...

Newsbites: The medieval and historical edition!

April 16, 2009 11:52 AM

1. William Hurt has joined the cast of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood; he will play William Marshall, the first Earl of Pembroke, "a historical figure who was one of the most powerful men in Europe. Marshall was a servant to...

Newsbites: The reimagined characters edition!

April 6, 2009 4:03 AM

1. Two -- not one, but two -- movies about the Easter Bunny are now in the works. Universal is developing I Hop, a live-action film about "an out-of-work slacker who, while driving home late one night, runs over the...

Newsbites: The historical and biblical edition!

March 20, 2009 1:11 AM

1. Columbia Pictures has released a new trailer for the quasi-biblical comedy Year One, which opens June 19. (Slight warning: the trailer has just a wee touch of innuendo.) -- ComingSoon.net 2. The first episode of Kings, the quasi-modernized version...

Newsbites: The period-piece edition!

March 9, 2009 6:23 AM

1. Alan Doyle, of the Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea, has been cast as Allan A'Dayle in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood movie. The film will also star Russell Crowe as Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian. --...

Newsbites: The people living in forests edition!

February 25, 2009 10:26 PM

1. It turns out the rumours were correct: Cate Blanchett really will play Maid Marian in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood movie. The film, which stars Russell Crowe and was called Nottingham before it went through some extensive rewrites, "has evolved...

The revisionist Robin Hood movie, revised

February 18, 2009 9:06 AM

There has been a lot of confusion lately over the nature of Sir Ridley Scott's Nottingham and the role that Russell Crowe is supposed to be playing within that film. When the film was first announced almost two years ago,...

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