Russell Crowe in "Robin Hood"
First trailer released for ‘Robin Hood’
It’s been nearly twenty years since Hollywood made a film about the famed man who stole from the rich to give to the poor and this summer the classic story of Robin Hood will once again be brought to life. Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett will star as Robin Hood and Maid Marian. The movie follows the story of an expert archer who finds himself fighting to save the town of Nottingham after corruption ensues, following King Richard’s death. The film will introduce historically accurate characters never before seen in big screen adaptations of the story. From Oscar winning director Ridley Scott, (“Gladiator”) “Robin Hood” hits theatres May 14th, 2010.
Script in works for ‘300’ prequel
If you’re a fan of the action packed, special effects extravaganza that is the film “300,” another movie could soon be on the way. In fact Frank Miller, the creator behind the “300” novel, says he’s currently working on a prequel entitled “Xerxes.” The story will take place a decade before the great Spartan battle of “300” which earned more then $450 million dollars at the box office. No word yet what the actual story will entail, however in an article written in the LA Times, Miller says the plot is finished and now he’s working on the artwork. Wisconsin born director Zack Snyder, who helmed the directors chair for “300,” is also in talks to take on “Xerxes” which is expected to hit theatres in 2011.
Mel Gibson to direct DiCaprio
He’s been the visionary behind such films as “Braveheart,” “The Passion of the Christ” and “Apolcalypto” and now Mel Gibson will once again step behind the camera to direct Leonardo DiCaprio in a period film about Vikings. The exact details of the story have not been released, however DiCaprio reportedly jumped at the chance to work with Gibson on a film about Viking culture. (No word whether Brett Favre will play himself in the picture.J) The untitled Viking film is expected to begin shooting fall of 2010.