Hollywood is determined to remake Robin Hood successfully if it's the last thing it does, dammit!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the latest attempt is from the Andy and Lana Wachowski (the siblings who, once upon a time, totally mind-f*cked everyone in the world with The Matrix) and Warner Bros. This version, however, will not feature a bow and arrow. Instead, it will have guns. Lots of guns.
The Wachowski's, who wrote the film and will direct, plan to tell their own modernized, urban version of the myth, calling it Hood. Rumors are already circulating that the duo has reached out to Will Smith for a part (film geeks will remember that Smith was the reclusive filmmakers' original choice for Neo in their sprawling sci-fi trilogy), but there is no confirmation on that.
Currently, the Wachowski's are working on an Iraq War movie called CN-9, a story about archeologists who piece together events from the U.S. occupation of Iraq using found footage that includes two male soldiers falling in love, as well as a plot to assassinate George W. Bush.
After Speed Racer's epic failure in 2008, these two projects sound like they'll be a good opportunity for the Wachowski's to rebound. There's no word on which will come first, but given the trouble that they've had financing CN-9 (which stands for Cobalt Neural 9), Hood seems like the safer bet. And even if they screw Hood up the way they screwed Speed Racer up, it can't be any worse that Ridley Scott's disaster from earlier this year.
Source: LA Times