Tuesday, December 15, 2009

'Robin Hood' Teaser Trailer

An international teaser is now online for Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, William Hurt, and Matthew Macfadyen.

Oscar winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as "Robin Hood," whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.

The film chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

The soundtrack to this reminds me of the rock played during the "Clash of the Titans" teaser trailer. It also appears that director Ridley Scott is taking a darker approach to the Robin Hood tale than the light approaches from directors in the past.

What did you think of the "Robin Hood" teaser trailer?

"Robin Hood" hits theaters May 14, 2010.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant, Latino Review


Hyde said...

I've just saw the trailer and I felt a bit dissapointed. Nothing like I expected, especially from the director of the Gladiator and actor Russel Crowe. Take a look for yourself: http://trailers-watch.com/ It's on the main page.

Head Hero said...

"Gladiator" was a dark and gritty movie, so I think Ridley Scott is trying to do that for the tale of Robin Hood.

But this is only a teaser trailer, so hopefully a full trailer will come out soon.