At least that's what producer Brian Grazer would like you to believe regarding his upcoming "reversal" on the Robin Hood legend. According to the MTV Movies Blog, the revisionist epic Nottingham will be the Gladiator-ish version of an oft-told tale. And since he's already got Ridley Scott as director and Russell Crowe for his leading man, this seems to be a pretty logical direction for Grazer to lean towards. (Plus all those box office receipts, Oscar wins and DVD sales make for a pretty alluring formula.)

Here's what the producer had to say about the project: "Nottingham is the Gladiator version of Robin Hood ... I think it will have the same propulsion that Gladiator had - the same adrenaline hits." Sir Ridley also chimes in with a few vague-yet-contorted plot threads, but you'll have to visit the source to check those out. I will tell you that the script was written by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (yes, the guys who gave you Demon Knight and Bulletproof Monk), but the IMDb indicates that Brian Helgeland is also attached to the project -- which is good news because he's a fine screenwriter. Plus he also wrote the best AND the worst film of 1997, and that's just strange.

More on Ridley Scott's Nottingham as it becomes available. This one sounds like it could be pretty cool, and double my interest if they make it rated R! (Yeah, right.)