The first trailer and a couple new posters have been released for the upcoming new adaptation of Robin Hood. This offers you your first look at Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx in action as Robin Hood and Little John.
This is definitely a different kind of Robin Hood movie. The movie was directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders) and you can tell that it was clearly influenced by the style of Guy Ritchie. It definitely has a gritty tone and it's got that fast-paced action mixed with slow-motion shots. One of the interesting aspects of it was the rapid-fire arrow shooting. When previously talking about the film, Foxx said:
"It’s different. It was directed by Otto Bathurst, who shot Peaky Blinders. The way they shot it was crazy, it looks like you’re watching Zero Dark Thirty. We’re shooting with our bows, but they computer-generated it so it’s rapid-fire, almost like an AK. I saw that and was like ‘Oh, they ain’t ready for this.'"
The film finds Robin Hood "returning from The Crusades to discover a Sherwood Forest rife with corruption and evil. Teaming with a band of outlaws, he takes matters into his own hands to set things right, with very little merry-making along the way."
A war-hardened Crusader and a Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure. Packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance, Robin Hood is a never before seen story of how Robin Hood became the icon and legend as we know him today.
The cast for the new Robin Hood also includes Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) as Will Scarlet, Eve Hewson (Bridge of Spies) as Maid Marion, Tim Minchin (Californication) as Friar Tuck, and Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders, The Revenant) as Guy of Gisborne.
The movie will arrive in theaters on November 21st, 2018.