Film

The Eternal Quest for Justice

According to some postings on the internet, which may or may not be true, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood began with a script or script outline that had the Sheriff of Nottingham as the possible hero. (James Goldman’s screenplay for Richard Lester’s Robin and Marian (1976) came close to anticipating this idea with Robert Shaw playing a sympathetic Sherriff to Sean Connery’s grizzled but still heroic Robin.) However, once Russell Crowe became involved, this new take on the legend was dropped. But we are still going to have to wait for the sequel to see Crowe as the full-blown Robin Hood…

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