DreamWorks Planning Robin Hood Reimagining MERRY MEN; Scott Waugh to Direct

     March 1, 2013


DreamWorks is getting into reimagining-legends business.  According to Deadline, the studio has closed mid-six figure against seven figure deal for the Robin Hood reimagining Merry Men with Scott Waugh (Act of Valor) attached to direct.  Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace) wrote the script, which will reportedly be “an ensemble piece centered around the supporting characters Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian and Will Scarlet. There is a high-concept revenge angle that tonally is reminiscent of The Dirty Dozen and Ocean’s Eleven.”  I really like the sound of this approach, and I hope they stick to it.  For those who don’t know, Ridley Scott‘s forgettable Robin Hood was originally a script entitled Nottingham, which was a detective story told from the perspective of the Sheriff of Nottingham.  We don’t need another Robin Hood story that’s too afraid to play with a centuries-old character.

Waugh is currently attached to direct the adaptation of the video game Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, and Michael Keaton.  As for Ingelsby, he also wrote the script for Jaume Collet-Serra‘s thriller, Run All Night starring Liam Neeson.

  • Jack

    Could see this as a kind of “inglourious basterds” meets Robin Hood where the merry men are like the basterds using gorilla tactics in Sherwood Forrest against the cure opt king John. Robin Hood would be in the also role and little John would be like the bear Jew

    • pweef

      Except for no Tarantino. Instead, the director from Act of Valor which was lameeee.

      • Jack

        True. thats very dissapointing in the right hands a Dirty Dozen-esque Robin Hood and his merry men could be awesome

  • Bloot

    I still want a sequel to Ridley Scott’s movie. It’s an underrated gem.

  • bob

    Great. Let’s forget the essence of Robin Hood and focus on a lame revenge story, producers and banks feel more comfortable.

  • rob byrnes

    I’m sick of gritty, revisionist Robin Hood movies. Why is Hollywood scared of a light-hearted, joyous and brightly lit Robin with gentle quips and light on the post-modern cynicism? Meaning, how about Errol Flynn and Alan Hale Sr. reincarnated and brought up-to-date with modern production values? How about a rollicking good time with joy and good humor?

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