With the recent news that DISNEY has acquired the rights to a "revisionist" (think PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN action/adventure) take on the heroic outlaw of English folklore, Nottingham & Hood, we may see dueling ROBIN HOOD film projects in the near future.
As it often happens, another studio has big plans for the "steal from the rich, give to the poor" character: as reported back in October, SONY spent in the "low seven figures" for a pitch set in a Robin Hood shared universe (yes, I know the new Hollywood go-to) that would be an ensemble film a la the recent FAST AND FURIOUS franchise.
Add in DREAMWORKS working on a revenge thriller, Merry Men, (inspired by OCEAN'S ELEVEN), and we could see an all out archery tournament in theaters.
So with all these potentially new Robin Hoods gracing our screens, who has been your favorite former ROBIN HOOD?
Take your pick.
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) - ERROL FLYNN
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1955-1959) - RICHARD GREENE
RODIN HOOD (1973) - BRIAN BEDFORD
ROBIN AND MARIAN (1976) - SEAN CONNERY
ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES (1991) - KEVIN COSTNER
ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS (1993) - CARY ELWES
ROBIN HOOD (2006-2009) - JONAS ARMSTRONG
ROBIN HOOD (2010) - RUSSELL CROWE