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Robin Hood 2058: future 'reimagining' lands new writer

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A reimagining of Robin Hood, set 40 years in the future, is pressing ahead...

The latest in the string of adaptations-that-aren't-really-adaptations just got a scriptwriter with a background in comics. We're referring to the 'futuristic Robin Hood' project currently in development at The Hollywood Gang, the production house headed by 300 and Immortals producer Gianni Nunnari.

Tony Lee just signed onto to pen the script for the adaptation, one of several Robin Hood projects in various stages of development. This one, described as a Robin Hood reimagining, is said to be set in a 'dystopian London with a rogue MI5 agent on a mission to avenge injustice', according to The Hollywood Reporter.

With a working title of Robin Hood 2058, one can only imagine how loosely this adaptation might be based on the original tale of Robin Hood, Sherwood, and his Merry Men. However, Lee does seem a good man for the job,
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10 cult ITV classics that everyone forgets - from Terrahawks to the Second Coming

ITV has hit a mighty milestone - first launched on September 22, 1955, the home of The X Factor, Downton Abbey and more is 60 years old today.

In its six decades, ITV has produced some of the biggest, best and most memorable TV shows in British broadcasting history.

But while everyone else is talking up Gladiators, Coronation Street and Blind Date, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate a few of the channel's less celebrated gems.

1. The Krypton Factor (1977-1995)

"Television's Toughest Quiz!" boomed the announcer back when the show launched in 1977. And even almost forty years later, nothing has quite matched Granada's brutal search for a UK superperson since.

Resembling a cross between a byzantine parlour game and a Soviet-era punishment for shoplifting, each week saw four more contestants subjected to a variety of cruel and unusual tests – from terrifying memory tests to landing a Boeing 747 (albeit on a simulator).

But worst of all?
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

10 cult ITV classics that everyone forgets - from Terrahawks to the Second Coming

ITV has hit a mighty milestone - first launched on September 22, 1955, the home of The X Factor, Downton Abbey and more is 60 years old today.

In its six decades, ITV has produced some of the biggest, best and most memorable TV shows in British broadcasting history.

But while everyone else is talking up Gladiators, Coronation Street and Blind Date, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate a few of the channel's less celebrated gems.

1. The Krypton Factor (1977-1995)

"Television's Toughest Quiz!" boomed the announcer back when the show launched in 1977. And even almost forty years later, nothing has quite matched Granada's brutal search for a UK superperson since.

Resembling a cross between a byzantine parlour game and a Soviet-era punishment for shoplifting, each week saw four more contestants subjected to a variety of cruel and unusual tests – from terrifying memory tests to landing a Boeing 747 (albeit on a simulator).

But worst of all?
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

The 10 new versions of Robin Hood in the works

Rob Leane Mar 7, 2017

Margot Robbie's Marian movie brings our list of upcoming Robin Hood adaptations up to ten...

You don’t need us to remind you, but these days Hollywood and TV executives seem to have one target in mind – big franchises, hopefully with spin-offs and tie-ins galore across all possible forms of media.

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An interesting consequence of all this is that the entertainment industry has begun looking beyond capes and cowls in their ‘what can we make a franchise out of?’ discussions. ‘What about other sorts of legendary characters?’ you can imagine them asking, before a big eureka moment… ‘What about Robin bloody Hood?!’

Almost simultaneously, it seems like every studio in Hollywood has latched to this idea of launching a Robin Hood franchise. TV production companies are getting in on it, too. It’s easy
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Review: Robin Hood

Review: Robin Hood
Robin Hood

The legend of Robin Hood has mutated a lot since its origins in the 12th century – from being reviled as an outlaw to being celebrated as a hero. Ridley Scott, in this eponymous production, not merely resurrects the folklore but also attempts to re-imagine it. Going beyond the myth of ‘robbing the rich and giving to the poor’ Scott gives his hero a much bigger mandate and invents him as a revolutionary of sorts – one who must get the Magna Carta or the Great Charter of Liberty signed by the John of England. But while mixing history and mythology, Scott somehow misses the Bull’s Eye.

The film opens with Richard the Lionheart out on the third crusade, with Robin Hood as one of the common archer in his army. After the king is killed, the four-Robin Hood and three of his merry men - sail back to
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Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett Forge an Epic Adventure in ‘Robin Hood’

Chicago – “T’wang!” is the the sound of an archer’s arrow going right into the center of the summer movie kick-off season. Director Ridley Scott, Cate Blanchett, Max Von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac and Russell Crowe – in the title role of “Robin Hood” – offer a compelling story, plenty of action and an epic quality to the oft-told legend.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

This is the Robin Hood of the Crusades, as the film opens at the end of the 12th century, and King Richard the Lionheart (Danny Huston) is leading his troops through the last invasion in France before everyone gets to go home. Robin is shown to be exceptionally brave through battle, and establishes further credibility when he meets his compatriot Little John (Kevin Durand) during a game of chance. When an encounter with the King lands both of them in the stocks, they miss the final battle,
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Comic Creators In 2010: Projects They're Looking Forward To & New Year's Resolutions [Updated]

With 2010 only a few days old, there's a lot to look forward to in the coming year — and in many cases, a clean slate to begin tackling a new year's worth of projects, goals and various other plans.

That applies to the comic book industry as much as anywhere else, so I surveyed a wide range of creators in and around the comics scene to find out what has them most excited for 2010, and if they had any resolutions (comics-related or otherwise) for the coming year.

Their responses ranged from eager anticipation of buzz-friendly video games and movies to a distinct avoidance of anything with too much hype — so read on for the full breakdown of which projects and plans are foremost on creators' minds as we begin 2010.

MTV: Which comics, movies, games, music or any other types of projects arriving in 2010 are you looking forward to the most?

Aside from "Bioshock 2," I got nothing.
See full article at MTV Splash Page »

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