The trend for ‘feminising’ properties continues with a planned reboot of the Robin Hood story called Marian.
After a conspiracy to conquer England results in Robin Hood’s death before her eyes, picks up the cause and leads a war by donning the Robin Hood mantle and becoming a legend in her own right.
The script was written on spec by newcomer Pete Barry and gained the attention of Margot Robbie who is now going to star. Apparently the tone will be: ” gritty and grim, in the vein of Braveheart meets Game of Thrones“. We’ve had so many Robin Hood films that this attempt to turn the tale on its head might be welcome. A while back we were told that Sony had a Robin Hood project entitled Hood in the works, but it seems that that’s been dropped, though it’s possible elements of that have made it’s way into Marian. However – get this – it’s only one of seven planned films about Sherwood Forest’s most famous resident. There’s also:
Robin Hood from Lionsgate, an origin story starring Taron Egerton alongside Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn and Tim Minchin.
Nottingham & Hood from Disney, apparently in the vein of Pirates of the Caribbean.
An untitled film from Warner Bros. from Aquaman writer Will Beall
Merry Men from Dreamworks – and we don’t really know anything about this one and it may have been dropped.
Robin Hood 2058, where Robin is a “rogue MI5 agent on a mission to avenge injustice” in a dystopian future London.
Robin Hood and the Prince of Aragon, a low-budget “vibrant punk-pop retelling of the mythos”.
I reckon around four of these projects will drop out. After all, is Robin Hood that popular – especially these days?