It seems there is a bit of trouble with the “Nottingham” script, or maybe it’s just not that good, because The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”, “Mystic River”) has been brought onboard to rewrite the project. “Nottingham” is a “re-imagining” of the Robin Hood legend to star Russell Crowe as a “misunderstood” Sheriff of Nottingham. It will be directed by Ridley Scott, who is teaming up with Crowe for the third time, counting among their collaborations 2001′s “Gladiator” and last year’s “A Good Year”.
Crowe stars as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a scenario that sees him more noble lawman than an evil king’s right-hand man and facing off with a more shadier Robin Hood in the Sherwood Forest.
Heh. A “shady” Robin Hood. That’ll be good for a laugh. Maybe Robin Hood just had a better publicist than the Sheriff.