Robin Hood (2018 film)

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Robin Hood
Robin Hood 2018 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Otto Bathurst
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Ben Chandler
  • David James Kelly
Story by Ben Chandler
Based on Robin Hood
Music by Joseph Trapanese
Cinematography George Steel
Edited by
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date
  • November 21, 2018 (2018-11-21) (United States)
Running time
116 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Robin Hood is an upcoming American action-adventure film directed by Otto Bathurst and written by Ben Chandler and David James Kelly, from a story by Chandler and based on the tale of Robin Hood. The film stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin and Jamie Dornan. It will be released by Lionsgate on November 21, 2018.



The project was first announced on February 26, 2015, when a third Robin Hood script was announced written by Joby Harold, which Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way would produce.[2] There were two scripts already in the works: one at Disney titled Nottingham & Hood and another at Sony titled Hood.[2] This script was expected to be taken by Sony to merge it with its other project.[2] Lionsgate acquired the distribution rights to the film on March 19, 2015. It was then titled Robin Hood: Origins.[3] On June 4, 2015, Lionsgate set Otto Bathurst to direct the film, which DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran of Appian Way would produce along with Harold and Tory Tunnell of Safehouse Pictures.[4] On July 31, 2015, Deadline Hollywood revealed that several actors were circling for the lead role, including Taron Egerton, Jack Huston, Jack Reynor, and Dylan O'Brien.[5] Basil Iwanyk would also produce the film through his Thunder Road Pictures.[5] Later on August 6, 2015, it was reported that Egerton was at the top of the list for the lead role and he was in early talks with the studio; however, it was predicted that he might not sign on to star in the film because of scheduling issues with the sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service.[6] On September 30, 2015, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Egerton had signed on for the film, with shooting to begin in February 2016, but that he was in conflict with the Kingsman sequel, which was scheduled to begin production in April.[7] Later in mid-October, it was confirmed that the scheduling issues had been settled between both studios and that Liongate would now begin Robin Hood's production right after Egerton wrapped on Kingsman, likely in the end of summer.[8] On October 15, 2015, Eve Hewson was chosen for the role of Maid Marian from 100 actresses.[9]

On January 11, 2016, it was announced that Jamie Foxx had been cast in the film to play the role of Little John, the leader of outlaws group Merry Men.[10] On September 19, 2016, it was reported that Jamie Dornan had joined the film's cast to play Will Scarlet, half brother of Hood, member of Merry Men, and husband of Marian.[11] In November 2016, film's title was announced to be Robin Hood, with Paul Anderson cast for an unspecified role, which might be a darkly toned character.[12] On December 13, it was reported that Ben Mendelsohn had been cast in the film as the Sheriff of Nottingham.[13] On February 14, 2017, it was announced that Tim Minchin had been cast as Friar Tuck.[14]


Filming began on February 20, 2017 at different locations in Dubrovnik, Croatia,[15][16] and in Le Raincy, France.[17] Filming concluded on May 19.[18]


Robin Hood is scheduled to be released in the United States on standard and IMAX theatres by Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment on November 21, 2018.[19][20] The film was originally scheduled to be released on March 23, 2018 but in November 2016 was pushed back to the November date.[21][12]


  1. ^ "Robin Hood". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (February 26, 2015). "A Third Robin Hood Script Enters The Fray; This By King Arthur Scribe Joby Harold". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 19, 2015). "Lionsgate Lands 'Robin Hood: Origins' From Joby Harold". Variety. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  4. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (June 4, 2015). "Lionsgate Engaging 'Peaky Blinders' Helmer Otto Bathurst To Helm 'Robin Hood: Origins'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Jaafar, Ali; Fleming Jr, Mike (July 31, 2015). "'Robin Hood: Origins' Shortlist: Jack Reynor, Taron Egerton In Mix For Lionsgate". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  6. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike; Jaafar, Ali (August 6, 2015). "Taron Egerton in Talks For Lionsgate's 'Robin Hood: Origins'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Kit, Borys (September 30, 2015). "'Kingsman' Star Creates Tug-of-War Between Lionsgate and Fox". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (October 12, 2015). "Robin Hood Reboot Pushed for 'Kingsman 2' Shoot (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  9. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (October 15, 2015). "Eve Hewson Landing Maid Marian In 'Robin Hood: Origins' Opposite Taron Egerton". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  10. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (January 11, 2016). "Jamie Foxx Is Little John in Lionsgate's 'Robin Hood: Origins'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  11. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 19, 2016). "Jamie Dornan in Talks to Play Will Scarlett in 'Robin Hood: Origins'". Variety. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  12. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 16, 2016). "'Robin Hood' Origins Pic Shoots For Spring 2018 Bull's-Eye". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 13, 2016). "'Rogue One's' Ben Mendelsohn to Play Sheriff of Nottingham in 'Robin Hood: Origins' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  14. ^ Galuppo, Mia (February 14, 2017). "Tim Minchin to Play Friar Tuck in Lionsgate's New 'Robin Hood' Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  15. ^ Simmonds, Lauren (January 20, 2017). "Final Day of Casting for Robin Hood: Origins in Dubrovnik". Total Croatia News. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "[PHOTOS] Latest Pics from the Set of Robin Hood in Dubrovnik". Croatia Week. January 25, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  17. ^ "" Robin des Bois " tourné à l'église du Raincy". Le Parisien FR. May 4, 2017. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  18. ^ Egerton, Taron [@TaronEgerton] (May 19, 2017). "That's a wrap! @ottobathurst @LionsgateUK" (Tweet). Retrieved September 22, 2017 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ "ROBIN HOOD in cinemas November 21". Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  20. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 26, 2018). "'Robin Hood' Trots To Thanksgiving; Paul Feig's Suspense Pic 'A Simple Favor' Eyes Fall". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  21. ^ Evry, Max (November 16, 2016). "Robin Hood Release Date Announced by Summit". Retrieved November 17, 2016.

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