Naomie Harris to Star in Upcoming Robin and the Hood Movie + 8 Other Times Robin Hood Was Adapted

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Naomie Harris, Gwendoline Christie, Mark Williams, and newcomer Darcey Ewart are starring in Sky’s new family adventure film, Robin and the Hood.

Harris, known for her appearances in James Bond films, portrays the character Clipboard. Ewart takes on the role of Robin, while Christie plays the character Aura, an environmental activist, and Williams portrays the local Town Mayor.

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The logline describes the story of 11-year-old Robin and her friends, “The Hoods,” who turn a patch of overgrown land into a magical kingdom. Their vivid imaginations turn everyday objects into swords, shields, and mystical creatures. However, their kingdom faces an existential threat when Clipboard (Harris), a slippery property developer, promises to transform the land into health spas and day-care facilities. The children’s protests fall on deaf ears, compelling Robin and her friends to take matters into their own hands to protect their kingdom.

Directed by Phil Hawkins and written by Stuart Benson and Paul Davidson, the comedy recently completed principal photography over the summer. The movie is set to premiere as a Sky Original on Sky Cinema in the UK and Ireland. There aren’t an US markets announced as of yet.

The film is produced by Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber and Future Artists Entertainment’s Matt Williams. Alexander Jooss, Florian Dargel and Karol Griffiths (from Silver Reel) and Julia Stuart and Andrew Orr (Sky) will executive produce.

GFM Global Sales has taken on the role of international sales agent for Robin and the Hood. The project is a collaborative effort between Silver Reel and Future Artists Entertainment.

The character of Robin Hood has a rich history in film and television.

The 2018 version which starred Jamie Foxx and Taron Egerton as the legendary outlaw was the most recent of eight other Robin Hood adaptations.

“Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991) is a well-known film starring Kevin Costner as Robin Hood and Morgan Freeman. It offers a modern take on the classic tale and is famous for its memorable score by Bryan Adams.

In 2010, Ridley Scott directed “Robin Hood,” featuring Russell Crowe as Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian. This adaptation explores the origins of the character and his band of outlaws.

The BBC television series “Robin Hood” (2006-2009) takes a contemporary and action-packed approach to the legend, with Jonas Armstrong in the role of Robin Hood. It follows a group of outlaws resisting the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

“Robin Hood: Men in Tights” (1993) is a comedic parody of the Robin Hood story directed by Mel Brooks and starring Cary Elwes, offering a humorous twist on the classic tale.

“The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1938) is a classic film starring Errol Flynn as Robin Hood and Olivia de Havilland as Maid Marian. It is renowned for its swashbuckling action and vibrant Technicolor.

The 1953-1954 BBC TV series “Robin Hood” featured Richard Greene as Robin Hood and became a beloved classic in its own right.

Another British TV series, “Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves” (2006), starred Jonas Armstrong and offered a modern and action-packed interpretation of the Robin Hood legend.

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