This first trailer for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood looks more like Gladiator 2 at parts, and seems to have the same type of musical preferences as Clash of the Titans. Head on over to Apple’s trailer page to get a look at how beautiful warfare looks in HD.


Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion, a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

It’s going to be interesting to see the response to this in a theater, because the moody beginning of the trailer looks more like a epic fantasy battle is brewing than a story about a man stealing from rich folks. These sure ain’t no merry men… silly me for thinking that a Robin Hood movie wouldn’t be so dark, I suppose.

Blame Errol Flynn.

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