First Clip from Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood

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

    I expected no less than a thuroughly epic Robin Hood from Mr. Scott and Mr. Crowe, and it looks like I'm going to get it. This scene is probably from the third act though.

  • Brian

    That fire looked fake to me (I'll have to rewatch a few more times) which irks me…whatever happened to filmmakers using real fire and explosions? Most, not all, but most of it has been computer done lately.
    Other than that, awesome. Definitely looking forward to this one.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    According to the plot synopsis I've seen, he fights the Frenchies early in the film, before returning home to Nottingham.

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

    Duh! That's right. The final battle is on the beaches i believe.

  • Johnny

    This is a pretty good version of the Robin Hood stories if you want to give your kids an introduction: The adventures of Robin Hood.

  • Johnny

    This is a pretty good version of the Robin Hood stories if you want to give your kids an introduction: The adventures of Robin Hood.