PREMIERE Taron Egerton Promises Dark, Funny and Gritty ‘Robin Hood’

Author(s):Olja Ljubišić

New Robin Hood: The Origins filled in Dubrovnik is set for release on 18 September 2018. 

‘My Robin Hood, as with Kevin Costner's, he's a soldier. We find him out in Syria. I don't think that's too much to say. He's flawed, my Robin Hood. He's a little self-involved and a little self-serving but over the course of the film becomes the hero of the legend. I suspect I'm probably one of the younger Robin Hoods but it's very dark. Gritty. I'm hoping that it will be very funny. Jamie Foxx is Little John Ben Mendelsohn is the Sheriff of Nottingham. Tim Minchin is Friar Tuck. We've got some people with real, not only incredible acting skills, but also great comic chops, as well. It should have a bit of everything,’ Taron Egerton said to comicbook.com.

The film, described as ‘A gritty take on the classic Robin Hood story', has been filmed in Dubrovnik. 

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Dubrovnik Old Town as Nottingham 

Young director Otto Bathurst known for awarded series Peaky Blinders reveales for Dubrovnik Daily why the story about Robin Hood is so important today. 

‘To be honest, when this film was first offered to me, I turn it down immediately. The world doesn't need another Robin Hood film, we had enough. But when started to look into it and investigate this man and legend, the story seemed more relevant today that has ever been. For me, making film is about reflecting what's going on at the moment, to bring back something to humanity, to society. So there is a purpose to the film rather than being pure entertainment,’ director emphasized.

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Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet 

‘We want to be entertained as well.  Every day the film seems to be more and more important. This will be a great peace of entertainment but there is also a real subtext to the movie about government, corruption and the power of individual to bring change to society. It's about 99 % being ruled by 1 % and if any of us, any normal man has the strength and the courage to stand up and fight for the truth, than the real change can happen. That is the strong message of Robin Hood and it's going to be even stronger message of my Robin Hood,’ Bathurst concluded.