Ten Potential Robin Hoods, and Andy Serkis as Guy Gisborne?

Read at your own risk, and thanks to Catherine Atuono, for the re-tweet. Article Here.

One of the versions sounds a little like a riff on The Night Watchman.

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and another, a video game, gives a further example of 6 degrees of separation, Excerpt:

And finally, here’s one that does very interesting things with the Robin Hood legend. We’ve embedded the trailer above to give you an idea of the radical rethinking that has gone into this PlayStation game inspired by the antics of Mr. Hood and his Merry Men.

This game will see you playing as Rob Locksley, the reimagined Robin Hood, on a quest to bring down Guy Gisborne (based on Guy of Gisbourne – a hired killer and romantic rival to the traditional Robin Hood), who is here rejigged into the villainous role of an evil corporation’s CEO. Said CEO is voiced by the one and only Andy Serkis, with YouTuber Charlie McDonnel (aka Charlieissocoollike) playing the lead as Rob, and the multi-talented Danny Wallace voicing his A.I. companion Alan (presumably a modern spin on the traditional singing sidekick Alan-a-Dale).

Your aim is to steal information from the rich and evil corporate types, and broadcast it to the poor and needy. This is a nice place to finish this article, actually, as it really highlights how versatile and reusable the legend of Robin Hood is. Regardless of which projects from this list actually happen, let’s just hope they do a good job.

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