ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS Finds Its Maid Marian
Bafflingly, Lionsgate is still planning to move forward with Robin Hood: Origins, a new movie with Kingsman star Taron Egerton as the bow-and-arrow wielding outlaw. I guess they think it'll be better than Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, which was also an origin story for the character. In any case, Deadline reports that The Knick actress Eve Hewson is in negotiations to star opposite Egerton as Maid Marian. (Fun fact: Hewson is the daughter of U2 singer Bono.)
Apparently she beat out over 100 actresses for the role, including future Star Wars star (if rumors are to be believed) Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Vampire Academy star Lucy Fry. Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst is directing, and the "gritty" revisionist story will reportedly follow Robin Hood as he "returns from fighting in The Crusades and finds that Sherwood Forest is rife with corruption and evil. He forms a band of outlaws and they take matters into their own hands." Well, that sounds a lot like pretty much every other Robin Hood movie out there, so they're going to have to do a hell of a lot to get me interested in this.
Get ready to be absolutely inundated with Robin Hood movies, by the way, since Sony wants their own cinematic universe, and both Disney and Warner Bros. are developing their own takes on the character. Gimme a freakin' break.