TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - July 18, 2018
When it comes to adaptations of the classic story of Robin Hood, Disney's animated 1973 telling of the tale remains the gold standard. While there have been many adaptations of the story since then, none of them have managed to compete with the sheer fun and adventure of Disney's version.
The latest attempt to bring the notorious robber of the rich and benefactor of the poor is set to hit theaters this fall, with Kingsman star Taron Egerton in the lead role. Simply titled Robin Hood, this new adaptation seems to be taking more than a few cues from the frantic, impossibly complicated action-heavy films of Guy Ritchie.
This particular adaptation is taking a bit of a different journey, with Egerton's Robin of Locksley being trained in his archery and thieving ways by Jamie Foxx's Little John. It's not the most original way to tell a story, but at least they're attempting something different this time around, rather than having Robin be a fully formed badass right out of the womb.
Joining Egerton and Foxx on their quest are Fifty Shades' Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlett, Bono's daughter Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, and my boo Ben Mendelsohn as the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin Hood, originally scheduled to hit theaters in September, will now open on November 21.