See Russell Crowe as Robin Hood!

Posted on 20 April 2009 by Quaid

Quaid here with our first image of Russell Crowe all done up in his Robin Hood gear.

Now what is going to be obvious to most Robin Hood officionados right away: he doesn’t have the pointy hat.  This is, of course, because the movie is being directed by Ridley Scott who has a long history of opposing pointy hats.  That’s why he turned down the Pope-heavy Angels and Demons.

Other than that, this looks like a pretty conventional Robin Hood.  I still don’t know how I feel about this project, though.  I mean, do we really need another straightforward retelling of the tale?  Can Crowe top Kevin Costner?!?!? (The answer is yes, but should he even bother?) Back when it was “Nottingham” and focused on the Sheriff, that was at least a different take on this.  

But I shall attempt to reserve judgement until I see a trailer.  If it looks like a Kingdom of Heaven clone (in style if not period), then it’s going to be hard for me to get excited.

Here is the pic, courtesy of USA Today.



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3 Comments For This Post

  1. ShepRamsey Says:

    Is it just me or does Russell Crowe kinda look like he’s playing dress-up? This whole thing just looks really awkward.

  2. Quaid Says:

    Maybe he’s LARP-ing?

  3. ParryOtter Says:

    I think it works. It’s medieval-looking enough to make it realistic.

    Plus if people buy this, they can buy anything.

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