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The new Robin Hood film is going to be ‘like watching Zero Dark Thirty’

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The new Robin Hood film is going to be ‘like watching Zero Dark Thirty’

This doesn’t look like a re-run of Prince of Thieves

Question: What do Kevin Costner, Errol Flynn, Cary Elwes and Russell Crowe have in common?

Answer: Your nan thinks they’re really dishy. Also, they’ve played Robin Hood in films. Your nan better start clearing a space on her mantelpiece for a nice framed photograph of Taron Egerton, because he’s strapping on the quiver next. He’ll be accompanied by Jamie Foxx’s Little John, Jamie Dornan’s Will Scarlet and Eve Hewson’s Maid Marian in this upcoming motion picture event:

“The way they shot it was crazy, it looks like you’re watching Zero Dark Thirty,” Jamie Foxx told Entertainment Weekly. “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.’”

FUN FACTS ABOUT THIS FILM

  • Eve Hewson is Bono’s daughter. Potentially you could say to her “Your dad’s in that band”, and she’d say “U2” and you could say “No, I’m not in a band with your dad, no”. 
  • In addition to the two Jamies mentioned above, there’s also a Josh in it, and the music is by a man named Joseph, and there are producers named Jennifer and Joby. So, lots of J names.
  • Director Otto Bathurst also directed the first episode of Black Mirror, the one with the pig. “In my mind, Robin Hood was this sort of seriously militarized anarchist revolutionary, a freedom thinker and a truth seeker” Bathurst told Entertainment Weekly. “And the more I got into the story, it just became startling how utterly relevant it is to what’s going on in society now.”
  • Jamie Foxx’s real name is Eric Bishop. He chose the surname Foxx in tribute to prioneering black comic Redd Foxx.

Look, here’s a poster where it looks a tiny bit like Taron Egerton is a Borrower:

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Robin Hood is out on November 21st.