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Gavin
06-20-2008, 10:59 AM
According to Dark Horizons Ridley Scott wants to add Christian Bale as Robin Hood in his upcoming film Nottingham, which focuses on the Sheriff of Nottingham as the hero, played by Russell Crowe. Sounds like a winner to me!

Maxwell
06-20-2008, 11:01 AM
Cool concept!

Joe Kalicki
06-20-2008, 11:02 AM
No, that is a stupid concept.

Alexander Hamilton
06-20-2008, 11:02 AM
That sounds fantastic! Have they cast the sheriff, yet?

Tyeron
06-20-2008, 11:02 AM
I've lost some faith in Ridley but i'm always up for atleast checking his stuff out.. this sounds cool none the less.

Patton
06-20-2008, 11:02 AM
Sold.

DaGetHighKnight
06-20-2008, 11:02 AM
meh. hes already Batman. There should be a rule that actors can only be one main character at a time or they will get played out like Sam Jackson or the Chilly peppers :)

Alexander Hamilton
06-20-2008, 11:03 AM
No, that is a stupid concept.

How so? It's been done before with other stories and usually to a decent effect.

If it just feels like an old concept, I understand that.

Gavin
06-20-2008, 11:03 AM
No, that is a stupid concept.

Has Ridley Scott ever done anything stupid?

Alexander Hamilton
06-20-2008, 11:04 AM
meh. hes already Batman. There should be a rule that actors can only be one main character at a time or they will get played out like Sam Jackson or the Chilly peppers :)

but he's the villain in this interpretation.

Drkemerld73
06-20-2008, 11:04 AM
Sienna Miller is going to be Marian.

THWIP!
06-20-2008, 11:04 AM
That sounds fantastic! Have they cast the sheriff, yet?

Russel Crowe.

This sounds like a cool idea.

Ryan Elliott
06-20-2008, 11:04 AM
Heh.


Man in Tights.

JoeE
06-20-2008, 11:05 AM
Sienna Miller is set to play Maid Marian.

The only problem I have with this movie is that it isn't out right now. Can't wait!

Gavin
06-20-2008, 11:05 AM
That sounds fantastic! Have they cast the sheriff, yet?

Russell Crowe.

Alexander Hamilton
06-20-2008, 11:05 AM
Russel Crowe.

This sounds like a cool idea.

really? 3:10 to Yuma the Sherwood Forest Years?

DaGetHighKnight
06-20-2008, 11:05 AM
but he's the villain in this interpretation.

Villan or not hes still Robin Hood.

THWIP!
06-20-2008, 11:06 AM
Heh.


Man in Tights.

I watched this the other day because it was on TV. It still holds up.

THWIP!
06-20-2008, 11:06 AM
really? 3:10 to Yuma the Sherwood Forest Years?

I liked 3:10 to Yuma.

Ryan Elliott
06-20-2008, 11:07 AM
I watched this the other day because it was on TV. It still holds up.


Yep. Still hilarious.

Alexander Hamilton
06-20-2008, 11:09 AM
I liked 3:10 to Yuma.

Eh.. it was alright. Not as great as others would like me to believe, but that just my opinion. I do enjoy both of these actors works, though. Still on board.

Joe Kalicki
06-20-2008, 11:10 AM
How so? It's been done before with other stories and usually to a decent effect.

If it just feels like an old concept, I understand that.

Because it defeats the whole point of the Robin Hood story.


Has Ridley Scott ever done anything stupid?

Yes.

SteveFlack
06-20-2008, 11:11 AM
Has Ridley Scott ever done anything stupid?

Gladiator.

-Steve!

schizorabbit
06-20-2008, 11:13 AM
Because it defeats the whole point of the Robin Hood story.

Yes.

I thought Black Rain was mediocre at best. I was expecting sooooo much more, but--and mind you, I haven't seen it since it first came out ages ago--all I got was Lethal Weapon, except they replaced the black guy with a yellow one.

Generic Poster
06-20-2008, 11:14 AM
I thought Black Rain was mediocre at best. I was expecting sooooo much more, but--and mind you, I haven't seen it since it first came out ages ago--all I got was Lethal Weapon, except they replaced the black guy with a yellow one.

You are right about it being mediocre, but it is absolutely nothing like Lethal Weapon.

Joe Kalicki
06-20-2008, 11:14 AM
White Squall wasn't much to write home about.

Gavin
06-20-2008, 11:15 AM
Gladiator.

-Steve!

Huh. To each their own. I liked Gladiator.

Gavin
06-20-2008, 11:16 AM
White Squall wasn't much to write home about.

My wife loves that movie. She and her friends used to rent it all the time and ogle the guys when their shirts were off, and then cry when they started to die.

schizorabbit
06-20-2008, 11:19 AM
You are right about it being mediocre, but it is absolutely nothing like Lethal Weapon.

I was jokin' about the Lethal Weapon comment. :) Remember--this movie came out in, like, the Eighties, right? Lethal Weapon was big in the pop culture consciousness, and all I remember was watching the movie and going, "I hope they're not gonna go all Lethal Weapon on me and team up the white guy with the minority guy." You had the uptight minority guy teamed up with the loose cannon white character.

DAVE
06-20-2008, 11:20 AM
If I had never seen Gladiator, I'd be excited about this movie.

Alexander Hamilton
06-20-2008, 11:21 AM
White Squall wasn't much to write home about.

Was that the one about the young privileged guys learning about life at sea? I only saw it once and it was a while ago. I that's it, I remember enjoying it.

schizorabbit
06-20-2008, 11:21 AM
White Squall wasn't much to write home about.

Holy crap, I totally forgot that movie. That was, what, Dead Poets Society on the ocean, but instead of Ethan Hawke going, "Captain, my Captain," and standing on the desk, you get Jeremy Sisto ringing some bell.

Generic Poster
06-20-2008, 11:22 AM
In any case, I think we can all agree that Costner gave the definitive Robin Hood performance. They need to get him to reprise the roll.

silverboy
06-20-2008, 11:24 AM
That's a strange focus.

3:10 to Yuma II.

He can't be worse than Costner.

Alexander Hamilton
06-20-2008, 11:26 AM
In any case, I think we can all agree that Costner gave the definitive Robin Hood performance. They need to get him to reprise the roll.

Only if they replace Morgan Freeman with Sam Jackson.... y'know... because those are the only African-American actors in Hollywood.

Generic Poster
06-20-2008, 11:27 AM
Only if they replace Morgan Freeman with Sam Jackson.... y'know... because those are the only African-American actors in Hollywood.

I was thinking they could mix it up even more and put Jackie Chan in there.

Alexander Hamilton
06-20-2008, 11:28 AM
I was thinking they could mix it up even more and put Jackie Chan in there.

Oh, the shenanigans that would ensue! Movie gold I tells ya!

schizorabbit
06-20-2008, 11:30 AM
I was thinking they could mix it up even more and put Jackie Chan in there.

Genius. You know what? Have Jackie Chan play Little John, maybe even call him Little Jackie. He'd be the Short Round to Bale's Robin Hood.

Little Jackie to Maid Marion: "You call him Robin Hood, Lady!!!!"

Generic Poster
06-20-2008, 11:32 AM
Genius. You know what? Have Jackie Chan play Little John, maybe even call him Little Jackie. He'd be the Short Round to Bale's Robin Hood.

Little Jackie to Maid Marion: "You call him Robin Hood, Lady!!!!"

Don't be ridiculous. Chan should be Friar Tuck. Tuck was a monk. As we know from movies, monks know kung-fu. It makes sense, historically. Why would a former peasant like Little John know kung-fu?

Patton
06-20-2008, 11:34 AM
Only if they replace Morgan Freeman with Sam Jackson.... y'know... because those are the only African-American actors in Hollywood.

Wow...that's pretty racist.

There's one more:

http://www.famous-people-search.com/denzel_washington/denzel_washington_pictures/denzel_washington_002.jpg

Drkemerld73
06-20-2008, 11:34 AM
In any case, I think we can all agree that Costner gave the definitive Robin Hood performance. They need to get him to reprise the roll.

I truly loved watching Alan Rickman as the Sheriff -"Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas!"

:lol:

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was also nice on the eyes as Marian.

:D

schizorabbit
06-20-2008, 11:35 AM
Don't be ridiculous. Chan should be Friar Tuck. Tuck was a monk. As we know from movies, monks know kung-fu. It makes sense, historically. Why would a former peasant like Little John know kung-fu?

Yeah, you're right. Chan should be Friar Tuck. Chan as comedic relief, Friar Tuck: "Hi, I am Friar Tuck. But you can call me 'Fuck' for short." *Friar Tuck looks around.* "Why everybody laugh when I say that?"

schizorabbit
06-20-2008, 11:38 AM
Wow...that's pretty racist.

There's one more:

http://www.famous-people-search.com/denzel_washington/denzel_washington_pictures/denzel_washington_002.jpg

I see your Denzel and raise you one Chris Tucker:
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/schizorabbit/christucker-1.jpg

Patton
06-20-2008, 11:42 AM
I see your Denzel and raise you one Chris Tucker:
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/schizorabbit/christucker-1.jpg

I'm all in:


http://www.shoxty.com/archives/gary-coleman.jpg

Alexander Hamilton
06-20-2008, 11:44 AM
Wow...that's pretty racist.

Wow... totally not my intention. I was talking about the inherent racism in Hollywood and the fact that everybody always seems to suggest one of these two black actors for any part that's an African-American character.

... your suggestion also fits the bill.

schizorabbit
06-20-2008, 11:45 AM
I'm all in:


http://www.shoxty.com/archives/gary-coleman.jpg

:rofl:

I fold.

Shit. Well played, sir.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/schizorabbit/whatshappening-2.jpg

schizorabbit
06-20-2008, 11:48 AM
I truly loved watching Alan Rickman as the Sheriff -"Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas!"

:lol:

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was also nice on the eyes as Marian.

:D

How 'bout the musical genius that was the love song from the movie. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Bryan Adams. Drum roll, please...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOkxI2YtZXw

Drkemerld73
06-20-2008, 11:51 AM
How 'bout the musical genius that was the love song from the movie. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Bryan Adams. Drum roll, please...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOkxI2YtZXw

I'm not going to answer that on the grounds that it might incriminate me.

:scared:

Nick Spencer
06-20-2008, 12:11 PM
I'm really excited about this movie.

Generic Poster
06-20-2008, 12:12 PM
I'm really excited about this movie.

Because Jackie Chan is playing Friar Tuck?

Joe Kalicki
06-20-2008, 12:14 PM
They should definitely do an Ocean's 11-style star-studded caper movie about Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

Nick Spencer
06-20-2008, 12:21 PM
Because Jackie Chan is playing Friar Tuck?

I don't excited about Jackie Chan!

Except sexually.