Warner Bros. has set screenwriter Michael Ross to rewrite their futuristic Robin Hood movie that’s currently in development. Deadline reports that the previous draft was written by Jason Dean Hall and takes place in a dystopian London. A band of thieves “restores hope in the beleaguered population.” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle and Gianni Nunnari are producing, and commercials director Nicolai Fuglsig is at the helm. I’m not exactly sure the world needs another “reimagining” of a classic tale, but Warner Bros. seems to think otherwise.
There’s no word on what this means for the Wachowski siblings’ Robin Hood project. Last December we reported that the Wachowskis were working on a modern day version of the Robin Hood tale, simply titled Hood. They were looking at Will Smith to star, but we’ve heard no updates on the project in quite some time. The Wachowskis are currently busy casting their epic adaptation of Cloud Atlas which is set to start shooting next month.