Did you know that the Russell Crowe version of “Robin Hood” was originally going to feature the Oscar Winner in the dual roles of Robin and the Sheriff of Nottingham? In fact, they were one and the same – the hero and the villain were the same person in that early script. Director Ridley Scott ultimately decided to go the more traditional, sadly less-unique route with the film (/film have an interesting article on how the film evolved from something unique into something ambitious but fairly old-hat) but seems that original idea is still considered viable.
Deadline says BBC America are in development on “Nottingham”, which will tell the story Crowe’s movie almost did. In fact, the original title of Crowe’s “Robin Hood” was “Nottingham”, suggesting this might even be that original movie draft re-purposed.
Described as a soapy class drama, 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. As Robin Hood, he systematically raids the King’s men, his noble loyalists and political allies, giving the spoils to the starving peasantry and starting a rebellion that will change England forever.
Cole Haddon, creator of the recently revamped “Dracula”, is behind the series. Sony Pictures TV and David Entertainment, the companies behind “The Blacklist”, are producing.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.