Ridley Scott's next film, "Nottingham," is a remake of the classic Robing Hood tale starring Russell Crowe as both Robin Hood and The Sheriff of Nottingham.
The film is due to begin shooting in February.
According to The Geek Files, "Scott, 70, says previous screen versions of the outlaw, including Errol Flynn's performance in 1938 and Kevin Costner's interpretation in 1991's 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,' failed to hit the target."
Scott wants to make Robin Hood a realistic tale and will not be putting Crowe in any feathered cap and tights.
"Think of 'Gladiator,'" said Scott. "Everyone sniggered because they thought I was going to do a sandal and toga movie. But I knew exactly how to do it. And I know how to do Robin Hood."
Scott describes his Robin Hood as a social democrat rebelling once King John introduces taxation after his brother, Richard the Lionheart, has bankrupted England to fund the Crusades.
He said, "I will have to keep in the incredible marksmanship. But we will push it towards reality."
"Nottingham" has a release date of Nov. 6, 2009.