DreamWorks is teaming up with Actor of Valor co-director Scott Waugh to bring us yet another movie about Robin Hood called Merry Men. Apparently with Oz the Great and Powerful and Jack The Giant Slayer coming out, they see that there's a market for these kinds of films. The thing is, Robin Hood has been done to death.
So what's so different about this one? Deadline says that it's going to be a big tent-pole re-imagining of the legend, but the twist is it will involve a "high-concept revenge angle that tonally is reminiscent of The Dirty Dozen and Ocean’s Eleven." So that should be interesting.
With the way these kinds of movies are being made these days, I can kind of visualize what the tone and setting will be like. I'm frankly just not really all that interested in seeing another Robin Hood movie. The studio liked the pitch so much though that they made a mid-six figure against seven figure deal for the idea.
The script for the film will be written by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace), and Waugh will direct. He's currently developing Need For Speed for DreamWorks at the moment, so that relationship is going to continue. They obviously like working with him.