The new trailer for the stylish adaptation of the classic Robin Hood tale sees Foxx’s Little John teach Egerton’s Robin Hood the way of the bow and arrow.
The film follows the classic story of Robin Hood, the heroic English outlaw who stole from the rich and gave to the poor while standing up for the people against the corrupt English crown, and the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn).
The story of Robin Hood has appeared on film on multiple occasions, dating back as far as 1913 with the silent film Ivanhoe.
It popped up again in 1938 with Errol Flynn in the title role in The Adventures of Robin Hood, and again in Disney’s animated feature Robin Hood in 1973 (which I’m sure, will get a live-action remake soon enough).
More recently, it was made into a feature film in 2010 with Russell Crowe leading the cast, but perhaps the most popular rendition of the film belongs to 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner, who was the biggest star in Hollywood at the time.
Let’s not also forget my personal favourite, Mel Brooks’ comedy classic, 1993’s Robin Hood: Men in Tights (see video below).
This new addition to the lineup stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin, and Jamie Dornan in what appears to be a classic rendition of the story.
It is, however, updated to standards that modern audiences expect from blockbusters these days, which could work either for or against this film.
Blockbuster fatigue is real, and audiences can see right through formula films that fail to bring anything new to the table.
Thankfully, this version of Robin Hood looks quite entertaining and has a great cast, which certainly counts for something.
It’s directed by Otto Bathurst, a director whose past credits all come from television.
The film is set for release on 21 November 2018.
Check out the latest trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.