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I would love to see a Robin Hood movie that concentrates less on the people's hero aspect of the character and more on the thief aspect. Maybe an entire film that focus's solely on the planning and execution of one of Robin and his Merry Men's robberies. In other words, a medieval heist film with Robin Hood as the main character.
Good idea. I kind of had the same idea too, of Robin of Locksley scumbag, back from fighting the crusades, basically comes back to Nottingham and finds the sheriff keeping law and order, basically protecting the people from the greedy lords, and Locksley with his band of thugs taking on the sheriff. Keep it more historically accurate. Think like this:
Gary Oldman as Robin of Locksley, friend of the king comes back to England and is pissed that he's not being treated like a friend of the king
Liam Neeson as the Sheriff of Nottingham, not going to take any bullshit from any lords, and willing to fight for it.
Amanda Seyfried as Maid Marianne, falling hopelessly in love with the anti-hero of the story,
Sorry to hijack your post. Good idea, and it really is time we had a different take on Robin Hood.
"Sorry to hijack your post."
No problem. It was just something I was throwing out there and I like sharing ideas.
"It really is time we had a different take on Robin Hood."
I agree. Even when they did the recent, disliked Russel Crowe prequel version (which I have not seen) he was still the hero fighting the good fight. I personally have no problem if things still suck in Nottingham (but with the "villains" not being quite so villainous, as you said), but they need to find a way to concentrate on it less. Instead, remind of us of the fact that whatever his intentions (good or bad) may have been, Robin Hood was still very much a criminal.
Another idea: My favorite part of any Robin Hood movie is the final battle/storming of the castle. I say fuck all the other story and just concentrate on that. Show exactly how they put everything together to kick ass. If someone could do that and also make Robin less likeable, my hats off to them.
Sounds good to me. Whenever I hear Robin Hood come up, I always think of this:
For when you have time.