USA Today has unveiled the first photo of Russell Crowe in costume on the set of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood. The story of the bandit who steals from the rich and gives to the poor gets a makeover in Robin Hood, which reunites Gladiator star Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott.

"He doesn't have the old Robin Hood tights," says producer Brian Grazer. "He's got armor. He's very medieval. He looks, if anything, more like he did in Gladiator than anything we're used to seeing with Robin Hood."

"Oddly, it's a metaphor for today," Grazer says. "He's trying to create equality in a world where there are a lot of injustices. He's a crusader for the people, trying to reclaim some of the ill-gotten gains of the wealthy. That's a universal theme.

We just shot a scene where Maid Marion fires a flaming bow and arrow into the night sky. It's just a cool story."

Russell Crowe in Robin Hood

Robin Hood is in theaters May 14th, 2010.