It seems all of my favorite literary figures are being remade into films at the moment! My two top characters for historical entertainment are Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood and now, it was announced today that Sienna Miller is to star as Maid Marian in a remake of Robin Hood, called Nottingham. She said:
It’s happening. I just found out. It’s the most exciting news in the world. It’s ridiculous. But there’s this looming actor’s strike, so it’s not 100% sure that it’s going to be made, but it’s looking pretty certain.
She will star alongside Russell Crowe as the Sheriff of Nottingham and the film will be directed by Sir Ridley Scott, who worked with Crowe on Gladiator, so the film does have its share of big names. It’s apparently going to be from the sheriff’s perspective, focusing on a love triangle between Maid Marian, Robin Hood and the Sheriff, and casting Robin himself as the villain. I think this is an interesting take on it, that doesn’t just stick to the stereotype that’s been remade over and over again and so far it looks like it’s got a little more promise than the Sherlock Holmes film. Although that’s probably just because Sherlock Holmes seems sacred once you’ve actually read the stories as opposed to Robin Hood who’s origins are open to interpretation.
Again, I’ll try to reserve judgment till its out, but its looking good so far!