ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS
RELEASE DATE: 2017
DIRECTOR: Otto Bathurst
WRITER: Joby Harold
PRODUCERS: Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Leonardo DiCaprio
CAST: Taron Egerton
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Appian Way, Lionsgate, Safehouse Pictures
Its been rumored that Lionsgate has pushed back production on Robin Hood: Origins to accommodate Taron Egerton contractual obligated schedule for the Kingsman sequel.
There are reportedly nine other Robin Hood projects in different stages of development:
- Sony Pictures is developing a movie called Hood, developed by Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott with an eye toward creating a shared cinematic universe that has exploded in Hollywood thanks to Marvel and DC Comics.
- Walt Disney is also developing a feature film called Hood, based on a script by Brandon Barker, originally called Nottingham And Hood
- Warner Bros. hired Will Beall (Gangster Squad ) and Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie) to develop a full treatment. John Zaozirny (Castle) was hired co-produce.
- DreamWorks has been developing Merry Men since April 2013 with Brad Ingelsby (Out Of The Furnace, Run All Night) writing the script and Scott Waugh set to direct.
- Robin Hood 2058 is a script written by Jason Hall (American Sniper) that’s been floating around for some time.
- Robin Hood And The Prince Of Aragon is reportedly a horror take on the adventures in Sherwood Forest from Brandon Slagle (The Black Dahlia Haunting).
- BBC America is developing Nottingham with Cole Haddon (NBC’s Dracula) . The official synopsis: “Nottingham centers on the Sheriff of Nottingham whose wife is killed by King John’s men. When nobody is brought to justice, the Sheriff launches a one-man war against the Crown. By day, he remains the reviled Sheriff, loyal servant of the King, but by night he puts on a hood and, using the intelligence he gains from his office, attacks the King where it hurts the most — his coffers.”
- FreemantleMedia is developing a TV series called The Outlaw Chronicles based on a six-book series – Outlaw, Holy Warrior, King’s Man, Warlord, Grail Knight, and The Iron Castle. This production format looks to be inspired by the huge success of Game of Thrones on HBO.
- One PlayStation game with the voice talents of Andy Serkis is in development.