The Brit researched the folklore legend thoroughly before starting work on his new film with Russell Crowe and wants his film to open a fresh debate among historians about the outlaw.
He tells TV show Access Hollywood, “On this one (film), I wanted to go more real, because I really believe he existed. The ones (films) to date always treated Robin Hood like a myth, part of a fairy story.
“I never liked the green tights and I didn’t like the feather in the hat. It didn’t work for me. Even as a kid, it was not my idea of Robin Hood.”
The action film opened this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France on Wednesday (12May10).