From the melodramatic tagline to Kevin Costner’s under-acting I don’t have any fond memories of watching Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. At school we despised Bryan Adams for the part he played in music class – our teacher forced us to sing the movie’s ending theme “Everything I do, I do it for you” when she knew very well that we’d rather be watching the hotties horse about in River Dance. In any case, a new Robin Hood movie is on the horizon and from the looks of the trailer, is set to be a more grittier take on the story of the legendary archer and swordsman. Check it out below.
Directed by Ridley Scott (Kingdom of Heaven, Gladiator), the film sees Russell Crowe ditching the traditional tights in favour of a more menacing look – he’s armoured, very medieval, and quite angry about the injustices going on around these fair lands. Cate Blanchett stars as Lady Marian, and Mark Strong will play the King’s dastardly henchman, Sir Godfrey. Robin Hood is set to release worldwide on May 14th, 2010.