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Another quality actor joins Ridley Scott's ROBIN HOOD flick!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Of the flicks currently in production or in prep there are only a handful that I'm itching to discover more about. Ridley Scott's ROBIN HOOD is one of those (Gore Verbinski's BIOSHOCK is another, probably top of my list, actually). They announced some Merry Men a few weeks ago and today we have William Hurt joining the team. Russell Crowe plays Robin Hood, Cate Blanchett is Maid Marian and Hurt will be William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, a master jouster and the only man to unhorse Richard the Lion Heart as legend tells it. Whether or not you think we need to see yet another version of Robin Hood on the silver screen you gotta admit Scott's drawing a top notch cast.


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  • April 13, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    FIRST!!!

    by Leafar the Lost

  • April 13, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Fuck, I'm First....

    by Ebixby

    proof that nobody cares about this shit.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    I WAS FIRST! YES! YES! YES!

    by Leafar the Lost

  • April 13, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    dang.. thought I had it in the bag.

    by Ebixby

    Ridley is one of my fave directors tho....

  • April 13, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Fuck I'm not first

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    And I don't care.<p>William Hurt was great on Damages this year!

  • April 13, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Cool

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • April 13, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Meh.

    by Orbots Commander

    I lost interest when this switched from an unconventional take on the Robin Hood story by casting Crowe as the Sheriff, to this now being a straight ahead RH story. Do we need yet another re-telling, with actors that, let's admit, are a bit long in the tooth for these roles, including Hurt? I love Ridley Scott, but he's not above making crappy movies. GI JANE anyone?

  • April 13, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    And Kingdom of Heaven just gets better and better

    by kwisatzhaderach

    with each viewing. Directors Cut that is. Amazing film.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Errol Flyyn's Dick Blood will be posting any minute now...

    by Ebixby

    Dickblood is going to be a standard talkback last name now.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    William Hurt is in it? ......zzzzzzz......zzzzzz.....

    by moondoggy2u

    He has got to be one of the most distracting pressences in any theatrical release. Every time he's on screen, all you can hear is the shuffling of butts in seats and the footsteps of the throngs of moviegoers heading for a bathroom break.[p]Besides, how hard is it to get that guy to take a cameo role? Bus money?

  • April 13, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    William Hurt=

    by redfist

    Quality. Say anything to the contrary, and I will trash your lights.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Moondoggy2u

    by redfist

    you are dead to me.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    oops....screwed up on teh brake..

    by moondoggy2u

    For some reason I used brackets rather than, <p> the "pac-men," as my third-grade teacher called them.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Look, redfist, he's a good actor, kinda/sorta...

    by moondoggy2u

    but his voice is just soooo droning! He's not as bad as Ben Stein, but its a close thing.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    By the way, cast Ian McShane as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

    by Leafar the Lost

    It looks like Kings will be cancelled, so I think that Ian McShane should be cast as the Sheriff of Nottingham. I don't want him to play the Sheriff like Alan Rickman did in Kevin Costner's awful Robin Hood. Rickman's performance was fun to watch, but it was just another typical movie villain. McShane could bring something more to the role. I hope that the Sheriff is written in a more human light. Most villains don't think they are villains; they think they are doing the right thing. If I was writing the script, I would make Robin Hood the bad guy. He was, after all, stealing from people. It doesn't matter that he was stealing from the rich to give it to the poor. Maybe he gave the money to the poor so they wouldn't rat him out to the Sheriff. I hope they don't make this Robin Hood like the other versions of it.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • April 13, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Kingdom of Heaven was forever crippled...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...when Orlando Bloom was cast in the lead role. That dude, who does a great impression of a redwood, makes Keanu Reeves seem like Cary friggin' Grant.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    It's Robin and Marian...again

    by Kizeesh

    Still if it's the purposed sequel to Kingdom of Heaven I shan't complain.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Oh G-d, Leaver, not another "shade-of-grey"

    by moondoggy2u

    villain! Why can't we have a villain that is actually, I dunno, freightening? I'm sooo sick of comic-releif villains like Alan Rickman's sheriff or Dennis Hopper's...well, every villain Hopper has ever played. Nor do I wish to see some villain who is not really a villain, but some wheepy, half-assed wuss-puss. No, I'm not asking for mustache-twirling, but damned close to it.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see this than a "Sheriff IS Robin Hood!" flick

    by D.Vader

    Sounds interesting to me. Plus its got a pretty hot Maid Marian in the cast.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Shade of grey villains

    by Kizeesh

    are far better, look at Commodus in Gladiator. he was brilliant, and in many ways you genuinely felt sorry for him.<p> The best shade of grey bad-guy I ever discovered was the tyrant Brandin from Guy Gavriel Kay's book Tigana. That's how you make a cool villain.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Orbots

    by Champoozie_Jones

    Ain't it the truth man!

  • April 13, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I never felt Commodus was a brilliant villain at all.

    by moondoggy2u

    He was far too wheepy...far too weak. You want a propper villain? Lawrence Olivier's Crassus in Spartacus is far greater, at once more interesting, commanding and threatening. Just one more example of how modern films are usually mere shadows of their predecessors.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    William Hurt in a wispy beard and flowing wig..?

    by skimn

    Yea, I suppose I could see it. But I agree with moondoggy, he better goose up his delivery a little.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Unneccessary.

    by Flyingcircus

    Since I can't beat the "Remake/Reboot Machine," I'm proposing that Hollywood make it easy on itself. Let's pick about ten classic stories and just remakes them once a year. That will simplify things even further. Each year will be darker/edgier until in about fifteen years, we get actors illuminated only by candlelight, brooding at the camera and saying nothing for two hours. God-DAMN I love the motion picture business.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    What? So, Blacula is in it? Sound good to me.

    by alucardvsdracula

    Think of it William Marshall strutting his stuff through Sherwood Forest, cape flying behind him, afro blowing in the wind.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    KOH and Ian

    by draakki

    KOH:DC was outstanding in my opinion and to have Ian McShane as the sheriff? That would be interesting. Im even more excited for this film every time I read an update on it.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    too soon

    by Mr_X

    how many robin hood movies do we really need? i really dont care about the cast, as the story. the story has been done to fucking death! pitch something else in meetings, remake ben hur, cleopatra, the ten commandments or something. give me a movei about the mayan end of the world in dec 2012. something fucking else for gods sake!

  • April 13, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Yes, but will he also play his antagonist?

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 13, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    William Hurt is there to keep the movie from becoming exciting

    by SpyGuy

    I swear, that guy is like a black hole of acting. Every ounce of life during his scenes gets immediately sucked in and spat out in a white hole somewhere far, far away...

  • April 13, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I was never diagnosed with dyslexia or anything

    by CherryValance

    like that but I could have sworn it said "Cate Blanchett is Martian Manhunter". My eyeballs need a tune-up.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    William Hurt sucks!

    by Davidhessstation

    How anyone can think that this bland actor is good in anything is beyond me. He is a terrible actor!

  • April 13, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Orbots Commander

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I hate Orloondo Bland. But the rest of Kingdom of Heaven is so good I can kind of accept him in it. Can't watch him in anything else though. Except when he falls out the helicopter in Black Hawk Down haha.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    This version should also have...

    by mrfan

    Alan Rickman.

  • April 13, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Acting style

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    Am I the only one that thinks the mannered American acting style is unsuitable for a British movie...ESPECIALLY a period piece? Not to mention this movie is going to be filled with middling, half-assed accents. Why is it that you can fill a whole movie with Brits playing Americans and nobody's the wiser, but a bunch of Americans in a British movie -- playing British characters -- is like a spray-on quality retardant.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    This sounded more interesting when it was about the sheriff

    by PaulSC

    Even that proposed story about Robin and the Sheriff being one and the same would've been preferable to another fucking straight Robin Hood film. What's the point?

  • April 13, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Orbots Commander

    by mr.brownstone

    You said it.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    alucardvsdracula

    by mr.brownstone

    Afros don't blow in the wind... they flex imperceptibly.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Just... can't... care.... less....

    by belasco_house

    Am I not entertained? Still, hope Ridders delivers

  • April 13, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Best Movie Villian ever?

    by DougMcKenzie

    Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Operative in Serenity, he genuinely believes he is doing the right thing to protect society from a group of shit disturbing bandits. Hurt was good in History of Violence going against type, when he went unhinged it was startling. Maybe Scott can get him to come out like Cronenberg did.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    The original concept....

    by Orbots Commander

    ...about a Robin Hood with a secret identity as the Sheriff of Nottingham sounded like a fun Middle Ages version of Zorro. But alas, we're getting another straight ahead RB tale. *Sigh*

  • April 13, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Chiwetel Ejiofor?

    by Kizeesh

    You must be kidding, he was a pantomime joke in Serenity! You think he's better than Robert Shaw in Taking of Pelham 1,2,3, or Gary Oldman in Leon? or Gary Oldman in 5th Element or fuck it, Gary Oldman in ANYTHING?

  • April 13, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    William Hurt is overrated.

    by Royston Lodge

    His delivery is the same in all his roles. He has no range.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I have NO DESIRE to see this movie

    by exie

    None. I don't even want to see it on cable. Unless it's Robin Hood in Space there is nothing no one can add to all the many tellings of this story. If I were the exec I'd pull the plug on this turkey because this is the type of project that loses jobs. There is no clamoring in the world for another Robin Hood movie. It's a fact.

  • April 13, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    I'd pay to watch Cate Blanchett as Martian Manhunter.

    by Royston Lodge

    If she can play Bob Dylan, surely she can play Jon Jonze (sp?).

  • April 13, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Exie: Good idea!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    If there's any tv show that is due for a big-screen reimagining, it's Rocket Robin Hood!!!

  • April 13, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    No Kevin Costner?!?

    by godoffireinhell

    Shit sucks.

  • April 13, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Nutty as a fruitcake...

    by Mr Lucas

    ...is Mr. Hurt. I have that on good authority. I suppose he'll fit in nicely with that other crew favourite Russell 'fighting 'round the world' 'don't cut my poetry' Crowe.

  • April 13, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    get rid of Russell Crowe and it sounds good

    by smackfu

    This thing where we put the leading man of the hour into an iconic historical role has to stop. It's about as appropriate casting as 'Ben Affleck is...Robin Hood!'

  • April 13, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    by exie

    by smackfu

    if you're proposing a faithful film adaptation of Rocket Robin Hood, you have my full support.

  • April 13, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Mr Lucas

    by Flyingcircus

    You may be onto something, sir. Let's put all the batshit actors together in this. Throw in Gary Busey, John Malkovich, Tom Cruise, Billy Bob Thornton, Joaquin Phoenix and Crispin Glover. Tell them there is no script and roll cameras. I want to see THAT version of RH.

  • April 13, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    OK but where's the BRITISH cast in this BRITISH legend??

    by performingmonkey

    It's FUCKING DISTRACTING having all these non-Englishers going da da da da da in my eyeline. Fucking hell, first we get Kevin Costner as Robin (he did a good job but he's not Robin Hood) and now we get everyone either Australian or American. What the fuck's going on, Ridley?? Crowe doesn't seem like Hood to me either. More suited to the Sheriff IMO as was per the original idea. I would have liked that. Now it's just gonna be a retread when we've already got the BBC Robin Hood series running atm (episode 3.3 aired on Saturday).

  • April 13, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    "Keanu Reeves is....Robin Hood!"

    by smackfu

    And featuring Matthew McConaughey as Friar Tuck.

  • April 13, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Men In Tights is the definitive Robin Hood film.

    by TheGoddamnSiege

    Fact.

  • April 13, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    where can I go

    by LarryTate

    to see a list of all films currently in production?

  • April 13, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    I don't know

    by BendersShinyAss

    kevin costner and mel brooks kinda set it all in stone for me

  • April 13, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    they should do a post apocolyptic version of it.

    by Ebixby

    there;s a web comic called "Robin Node" that was always a cool concept.

  • April 13, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I like the idea of an older cast.

    by Knuckleduster

    Liam Neeson as Little John?

  • April 13, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I'm always excited to see a new one from Ridley, but...

    by MJohnson

    why Robin Hood? Dammit, he could have made the new Dune instead of giving it to Peter "The Rundown" Berg.

  • April 13, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    First!

    by Holy Hell

    Woo hoo! But seriously... William Hurt = wicked over-rated. My mailman is more charismatic screen presence.

  • April 13, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    William Hurt Haters

    by redfist

    can suck a fart out my ass....just kidding <P> I can see people not getting down with him, I like the guy, and he has range...you just have to look. His acting is never over the top. <P> Now I dare a mutherfooker to say something bad about Carottop!!!!

  • April 13, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    At least they didnt cast 50 cent as Robin Hood

    by MANNZILLA

    progress right?

  • April 13, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1Cwx73yi18

    by WhiteyFord

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1Cwx73yi18

  • April 13, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    the bad guys should be from space

    by HaterofCrap

    and shoot space arrows and fight with space swords. marriane should have a space vagina too. and there should be cat people. naked cat people. from space.

  • April 13, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Sometimes as cast can be too good

    by kevred

    I can already imagine the sheer, ponderous weight in scenes with two or three of the A-list cast members. Which would work fine for Shakespeare, but I'm not sure it's appropriate for Robin Hood. Who knows, maybe these folks can all play against type and create a light result. But my spider-sense says, bad epic over-dramatization ahead.<p>And in any case, this whole thing is unnecessary. The 80s ITV Robin Hood series rendered all future versions moot.

  • April 13, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    FIRST

    by mattforce7

    To poop standing up while reading this

  • April 13, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Ridley is interesting, but

    by Jawa 007

    this project and the casting -especially THIS casting - are not.

  • April 13, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Give us Lost in Space 2

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Actually don't.

  • April 13, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    RORSHACH IS THE NEW FREDDY!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118002124.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

  • April 13, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Harry is doing a tribute hand job

    by TheKGB01

    Adult Star Marilyn Chambers Found Dead I am sure AICN wont do anything about posting till after 2 weeks then its new news to them.. All of you geeks know who this was...many many tissues and lotion were used in her honor. So sad...

  • April 13, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Hurt is awesome

    by m_reporter

    And I'm getting kinda excited about this. Ridley is assembling quite a cast for this film!

  • April 13, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Idea for sheriff of Nottingham

    by Decimus

    He should grow katanas from his hands and shoot lasers from his eyes. Oh, and he should teleport. That would be awesome.

  • April 13, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    I'm not a William Hurt "hater", per se...

    by Royston Lodge

    ... he's just that sort of actor where the role virtually has to be written for him, cuz you know exactly what kind of performance you're going to get out of him. It's not a BAD performance. It's always a very good performance. But it's always a William Hurt performance. He's like Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, or Cary Grant that way. The opposite would be actors like Gary Oldman or Ralph Fiennes, where sometimes you don't even realize it's them until you've been watching them for 5 minutes.

  • April 13, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    William Hurt seems miscast.

    by johnnyangelheart

    Not to say he isn't a good actor, just that he doesn't seem right for the part. Thought he was great in Damages. He's best playing morally ambiguous characters.

  • April 13, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Robin Hood's a boring politically-correct character . . .

    by Royston Lodge

    . . . no matter which way you slice it.<p> Now, if Ridley Scott was going to make a movie about Dick Turpin, THAT'S a movie I'd pay ten bucks for.

  • April 13, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Or even a big-screen, dramatic adaptation of . . .

    by Royston Lodge

    . . . Black Adder. ;-)<p> Imagine, a reimagining of Black Adder as a serious historical thriller. JUST IMAGINE!!!

  • April 13, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MfisiGqtEM

    by Royston Lodge

    Only problem is, you just KNOW they'd insist on putting Will Ferrell in it.

  • April 13, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Earl of Pimpbroke

    by johnnyangelheart

    Sounds like a role for Samuel L Jackson.

  • April 13, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    moondoggy2u

    by Rupee88

    very true...that mofo is distracting for some reason. He ruined the end of History of Violence...miscast in that and probably here as well.

  • April 13, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    2 Australians, now an American

    by Nice Mr Death

    Yes, yes it all makes perfect sense.

  • April 13, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Well at least this is more along the lines

    by skimn

    of the casting of Lester's Musketeers and not Disney's Musketeers.

  • April 13, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    make it as 'rocket robin hood'

    by robamenta

    seriously it would be amazing...look it up on you tube if youve never heard of it

  • April 13, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Guy of Gisbourne

    by Prossor

    what about him? he's like the Boba Fett of the robin hood universe.

  • April 13, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    more like GAY OF GISBOURNE

    by Kizeesh

    you see?<p> well this talkback has run it's course I feel. Cheque Please.

  • April 13, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    William Hurt trashed my tights

    by Ebolarama

  • April 13, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    That Indiana Jones figure...

    by Ebolarama

    looks like the grampa from King of the Hill

  • April 13, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Crowe supposed to be the Sheriff?

    by Rev. Slappy

    I thought the movie was supposed to be flipped so Robin Hood was the villain....

  • April 13, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    looks like Mr. Burns

    by Prossor

    or Tall Man

  • April 13, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Crowe supposed to be the Sheriff?

    by Rev. Slappy

    I thought the movie was supposed to be flipped so Robin Hood was the villain....

  • April 13, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Good Morning, Nottingham!

    by Ebolarama

    Starring Robin Williams as Robin Hood. With Martin Short as Little John.

  • April 13, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Robin Hood should be an Evil Archer

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Killing people from afar, taking their money and getting drunk with corset clad ladyfolk of dubious reputation.

  • April 13, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    What Ridley Scott Should Reimagine...

    by Cinematronica

    The Matrix. That's right. I said it. They could have done better with those sequels, and we all know it. They need a more sinister, less acrobatic touch; something Scott is able to give. Think about it, Ridley! That series needs redemption! Or at least some damn self-respect!

  • April 13, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    The only way...

    by thewiseman

    this will be watchable, is if they link it together with kingdom of heaven. Have the same guy play Richard the Lionheart

  • April 13, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    yeah, what happened to the NOTTINGHAM title

    by George Newman

    previous news was about Crowe as the Sheriff. <p> Then there were rumors of Crowe playing both parts. <p> Now it's Crowe as Robin? what's up with this?

  • April 13, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    this is filming at home

    by johnnylawless2

    down Freshwater West in Wales. I hope to see some foightin' round the world when I go back there this summer. Harry Potter 24 too! Between this and being Christian Bale's home village we're doing well..

  • April 13, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    WILLIAM HURT = THE HUMAN VALIUM

    by Mullah Omar

    I have seen a lot of films by that guy and I will never understand why he gets such good critical press. Maybe if he was in a Texas Hold Em' competition his lack of emotion would be an asset. On the silver screen, however, he doesn't appeal to me.

  • April 13, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    by doogieraz1

    Well, at least Costner isn't involved.

  • April 13, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Just keep...

    by Mr Lucas

    ... Bryan Adams away from the music duties! I really don't have any hopes in this being any good - it's such a well-known story it requires an imaginative approach to make it interesting. Costner failed, the BBC failed, Richard Carpenter succeeded. Ridley 'more smoke please' Scott is a visuals-oriented director so it's guaranteed to look good, but unless the script, story and acting are foolproof, it's dead in the water.

  • April 13, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Alien

    by alcester

  • April 13, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    smells

    by frank cotton

    like poo...

  • April 13, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    In like Flynn

    by Ricky Retardo

    The ghost of Errol Flynn says,"Marion, my balls hurt!"

  • April 13, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Can this film NOT be gay?

    by FeralAngel

    I'm sorry, but the last good Robin Hood movie had a talking fox as the lead, and it was actually pretty good for a lowgrade Disney toon, but hell even it had two gay villians in it - a pansy limpwristed lion and a hissy priss of a snake - which proves that Robin Hood just can't be taken seriously in this day and age. Especially with that "rob the rich and give to the poor" stuff. Sounds like the current presidential administration which all sane men agree is TOTALLY gay.

  • April 13, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    is crowe too fat for spandex now?

    by coltrautman

    dude needs to lose a few pounds if hes playing robin hood

  • April 13, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Spandex?!

    by Mr Lucas

    I'm pretty sure that didn't exist in 13th century England (invented in 1959 by DuPont in fact). Anyway, don't call him fat or he'll turn up on your doorstep in his little tugboat and read you some of his 'poetry'. Don't say I didn't warn you.

  • April 14, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    I love Ridley Scott.

    by darthxmas

    I am not gay, but if I was I would want him to direct me in a homosexual porno. Well if I was in a porno. Either him or Wes Anderson. No just him. Alien Blade running Gladiator hunks, but with out the gay porn.

  • April 14, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Scuba Hood - A Tom Green Film

    by JoeSixPack

    "I steal from the poor and give to the rich. Put that in your coffers!" This is something I'd much rather see.

  • April 14, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    KWIS....DUDE YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT

    by southafricanguy

    kingdom of heaven, there was a pretty good movie there, too bad it got cut to pieces. The dir cut is way superior, butn i also agree that the movie cant overcome the weakness of Bloom, who as someone above put it so well is like casting a plank of wood. However i think the plank of wood may have slightly more charisma...

  • April 14, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Dennis Moore big screen adaptation.

    by Dingbatty

    Hand over your lupins!

  • April 14, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    but the thing is, even though i am a big fan of

    by southafricanguy

    Scott, i just cant get remotely interested in this movie. Firstly, RB has been done to death, whats next? another king arthur movie? Why do they keep going back and doing the same thing again and again? Why is there so few original ideas, and movies being made? Secondly, im getting sick of Crowe (who i think is a damn good actor) being in every Scott movie its getting boring now...

  • April 14, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    There is only one Robin Hood, "Robin of Sherwood".

    by Stalin vs Predator

    Nothing else matters. Nothing else ever mattered. (Caught it?) <p><p> By the way, since this is set in medieval times, how will Crowe find telephones to throw at any filthy peasants who dare glance at him? Er, I meant, at Him?

  • April 14, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST

    cate is fucking UGLY

    by BlackJackBauer

    which one of you white guys think she is really fine? cmon, show yourselves. cuz this bitch is plain jane UGLY.

  • April 14, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Cate Blanchett Is Not Ugly

    by Cinematronica

    I'm one of "those white guys". Don't be fucking crude, man. They should have gotten Kiera Knightley instead of Cate, though. She isn't a spring chicken, and there's no way a chick like that would STILL be on the market in medieval times. Hot chicks were usually sold off as soon as the law would allow, so having Cate as still single seems a bit far-fetched to me.

  • April 14, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Maid Marion should be played by a cutesy actress.

    by Royston Lodge

    It was medieval times. Maid marion should be missing teeth with good "birthing hips".

  • April 14, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Cate Blanchett gives me Robin Wood

    by darthxmas

    Ugly, no you could not be more wrong. Hot chicks are a color blind issue. Even the grand master of the kkk wants to get busy with Bionce'. and the most militant black man would cut off a finger for a roll in the hay w/ Megan Fox.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Blanchett way too old...

    by MurderMostFowl

    What the heck. I mean I dig her and all except for when she became a CGI freakout in LOTR ( which was way way way off base there P.J. ) But dang she's way to old to be *Maid* Marian

  • April 14, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    maid marion should be

    by darthxmas

    played by Mary kate olson Robin Hood by uncle Jesse Sherif by Danny Tanar And frior tuck by philip seymor hoffman. "do it do it."

  • April 14, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    William Hurt a terrible actor?

    by Darkman

    I could believe that *if* you've never seen A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    People hate William Hurt now?

    by Droid

    And Cate Blanchett is ugly? <P>Jesus tittyfucking christ. You pricks need to get a fucking life instead of sitting around hating anything and everyone. <p>Or just go back to gobbling JJ's cock.

  • April 14, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Robin Hood: Hero or Terrorist?

    by RogueWarrior65

    It'll be interesting to see what approach they take in characterizing Robin Hood.

  • April 14, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    it's marian not marion

    by Prossor

    this isn't indy jones.

  • April 14, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    "a top notch cast"????

    by FamousEccles

    Who?? Apart from Crowe, Blanchett and Redgrave there is no-one in this movie. Some guy who was in LOST for a while, a ginger cunt from ER and some other tit. Please. also Keira Knightly has no tits. Ask her. She'll tell you. and Cate Blanchett is the personification of female perfection. what sorry twank here wants to disagree.

  • April 14, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by FamousEccles

    Dick Turpin would make an awesome movie. that drawing of him holding the wench over the fire scarred me for life. Kevin McKidd = Dick Turpin

  • April 14, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    BlackJackBauer, hello

    by FamousEccles

  • April 15, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    I liked John Cleese's Robin Hood in "Time Bandits"

    by BrashHulk

    Also, Alan Rickman's Sheriff of Nottingham was fun to watch...and Michael Wincott's Guy of Gisborne was the shite. Actually tho, the most refreshing and enjoyable version of Robin Hood lately has been the musical gits in "Shrek."

  • April 15, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Royston Lodge, the Cate as Martian Manhunter comment made me LoL

    by BrashHulk

    But y'know, you gotta admit...she's got the forehead for it!

  • April 15, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    The CG freakout was

    by Dingbatty

    a good representation of how Tolkien described that scene in the book.

  • April 16, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    PLEASE RIDLEY!

    by rodneyfaile

    Please Ridley Scott, make another sci-fi movie. It has been so long since we enjoyed Ridley Scott sci-fi joy. We need it. The world needs it.