The newest film version of Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe will be debut at the Cannes Film Festival. It will open on May 14 within the United States and seems to be poised as late spring action blockbuster. One wonders how well this Robin Hood will fare at the box office. Ironically, considering the pay scales of studio heads and actors, the no fax payday loans no credit check generated from the grosses will actually be doing the exact opposite of Robin Hood.
New Robin Hood with slight twist
The Ridley Scott Robin Hood is largely the same. Robin returns from the Third Crusade, having fought for Richard the Lionheart, and finds King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham terrorizing the populace. Robin rebels, and with the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest fights the evil king off, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. The new version looks action packed, and tries to be more accurate to the time period.
The film will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. Sadly, Ridley Scott won’t be there. According to USA Today, he recently had knee surgery and hasn’t recovered enough to travel. The cast must walk the red carpet without the director. The relationship between Scott and Crowe has been fruitful, as this was their fifth film together.
Robin Hood doesn’t seem to have really existed
There isn’t really any evidence for an actual Robin Hood, though the story is a wonderful tale of rebellion against an evil government. The James Gang, Bonnie and Clyde, and John Dillinger never did anything for the common people except steal from them. Also, King Richard spent little time in England, ruling mostly from France. In fact, he barely spoke a word of English. Furthermore, the actual rebellion against King John was within the interests of the nobles, not actually the commoners. However, the result of that rebellion, the Magna Carta, was a step within the right direction.