First Clip from Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood

We’ve seen a lot of trailers and pics for Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood”, but those only go so far. What’s the real movie like? Well here’s your first taste of it, and I gotta admit, it sure looks more like “Gladiator” and “Kingdom of Heaven” than any Robin Hood movie I’ve ever seen. Mind you, not that that’s a bad thing. Get a little taste of “Robin Hood” below via Yahoo Movies.

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.

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.

The arrows fly May 14, 2010.

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