Almost everyone knows the story of Robin Hood. He robs from the rich and gives to the poor, lives in Sherwood Forest, is the foil for the Sheriff of Nottingham and is desperately in love with the beautiful Maid Marian. And of course there is the crowd he hangs around with known as the Merry Men. Lionsgate/Summit announced on Wednesday that a new telling of the story will hit theatres on March 23rd, 2018.
When it was announced some time ago, Robin Hood was originally titled “Robin Hood: Origins” and said to be a gritty take on the hero’s story after he returns home from the Crusades. At that time Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) was announced to be the star of the film, with Otto Bathurst directing. Eve Hewson would be playing Maid Marian, with Jamie Foxx playing Little John. Jamie Dornan and Paul Anderson also were announced to have roles in the film. Leonardo DiCaprio is producing the film through his Appian Way production company.
The Robin Hood story has been told many times, with Ridley Scott’s 2010 film Robin Hood being the latest. The highest grossing Robin Hood film of all time however is the 1991 Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner, which has made over $390 million worldwide.
When it is released in March of 2018, Robin Hood will also come out in IMAX.
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