Find Out What Makes Robin Hood Tick in New Featurette

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Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, and Ridley Scott tells you what makes Robin Hood tick in this new featurette.

Oscar winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as “Robin Hood,” whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol for freedom for his people.

Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self—preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

Starring Russell Crowe, Kevin Durand, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, Vanessa Redgrave, William Hurt, Scott Grimes, Bronson Webb, Oscar Isaac, Léa Seydoux, Alan Doyle, and directed by Ridley Scott.

Be merry May 14, 2010.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I'm usually behind anything that Ridley Scott does. He's just epic. But this just looks amazing. the definitive Robin Hood story with everything we've come to love about the character and loads more.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I'm usually behind anything that Ridley Scott does. He's just epic. But this just looks amazing. the definitive Robin Hood story with everything we've come to love about the character and loads more.