Sony Pictures has acquired a pitch for a new Robin Hood movie after a heated bidding war between several studio competitors such as Working Title Films and Paramount Pictures.
Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter) and Jeremy Lott (Lore) brought their pitch to Sony, which was reportedly sold for a low seven-figure sum. No story details were given, except that it will be a re-imagining of the classic Robin Hood story, following the title character who robs from the rich and gives to the poor.
Universal Pictures released the most recent version of Robin Hood back in 2010, which starred Russell Crowe as the title character alongside Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong and Oscar Isaac. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, took in over $300 million worldwide, although it was received poorly by fans and critics alike.
Robin Hood's story has been told in countless feature and TV adaptations throughout the years, most notably 1938's The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn, 1991's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner and the 2006 BBC America series Robin Hood starring Jonas Armstrong.