New Robin Hood trailer online
There's a new Robin Hood trailer online which delives much more into the story the film will tell and let's us know exactly what we're in for with this new story from Ridley Scott.
Russell Crowe is looking pretty good, as are the cast around him, Cate Blanchett, and the brief glimpses of Mark Strong are excellent (I am biased as I think he's a cracking actor) as well as Kevin Durand and Max von Sydow.
There's a good write up of the film at TrailerAddict where I tend to get all my trailers, so let me bow out to them for what the film is about before you watch the trailer and see for yourselves.
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.
Robin Hood 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.
Now for that trailer which carries shades of a number of films, some of which you might well recognise. See what the Robin Hood trailer conjures up for you.
Rousing isn't it? Remind you of anything?
You can also see the high definition version over at Yahoo Movies.