Russell Crowe has become the hero of choice for Ridley Scott, in movies like 'Gladiator' and 'Body of Lies.' Now Crowe takes on one of the first heroes ever in Scott's retelling of the classic adventure tale 'Robin Hood.' The movie opens Fri., May 14, and we have a look at the just-released new trailer.

Everyone knows the story of Robin Hood, the outlaw archer who rounded up a band of Merry Men to fight the corrupt rule of King John of England.

This time around however, the story is told by the visionary eye behind 'Black Hawk Down' and 'Blade Runner.' The classic Errol Flynn swashbuckling Robin of Locksley is nowhere to be found; in his place is a gritty outlaw who will stop at nothing to overthrow an abusive government. The film looks to contain a level of medieval combat not usually seen in movies about the bow-and-arrowed rebel. Russell Crowe has become the hero of choice for Ridley Scott, in movies like 'Gladiator' and 'Body of Lies.' Now Crowe takes on one of the first heroes ever in Scott's retelling of the classic adventure tale 'Robin Hood.' The movie opens Fri., May 14, and we have a look at the just-released new trailer.

Everyone knows the story of Robin Hood, the outlaw archer who rounded up a band of Merry Men to fight the corrupt rule of King John of England.

This time around however, the story is told by the visionary eye behind 'Black Hawk Down' and 'Blade Runner.' The classic Errol Flynn swashbuckling Robin of Locksley is nowhere to be found; in his place is a gritty outlaw who will stop at nothing to overthrow an abusive government. The film looks to contain a level of medieval combat not usually seen in movies about the bow-and-arrowed rebel.


Our thoughts? It certainly looks like the most epic Robin Hood film ever. Scott and Crowe have been working on this project for a long time, striving to make the definitive rendition of the legendary adventurer. It seems to follow in the recent trend of making ultra-realistic, intense versions of film's biggest heroes -- James Bond, Batman, Sherlock Holmes. Now its time for Robin Hood. They even brought on Brian Helgeland, the Oscar-winning writer of 'L.A. Confidential' to help shape their edgier, more brutal adaptation.

What are your thoughts? Is it time we had a tougher Robin Hood?
CATEGORIES Movies, Summer Movies