Images and Action from Ridley Scott's Robin Hood
10.27.09 by REELZ
First Showing has an excellent round-up of some of the latest photos from Ridley Scott's Robin Hood.
Among the finds are new shots of Russell Crowe as a battle-ready Robin, wearing a whole lot more armor than is traditional for the hero of Sherwood Forest. The Gladiator-esque direction it shows is definitley the direction the movie is headed, as Crowe explains in an on-set interview with Australian TV:
You've got 130 horses doing a full-speed gallop charging into 600 guys on the ground. And every man on the horse is going to do a half-dozen fight pieces. It was violent, anarchic, absolutely crazy.
Apparently the violence was not entirely cinematic either. Crowe goes on to explain (with a certain amount of relish) how the action got so heated a number of people were injured on set. And the next thing you know, someone really does poke out an eye. With a pike yet. Yikes.
It's not all blood and bashing heads though. Sandwiched in between Crowe's comments, and clips of some pretty intense battle scenes, there's also a first look at Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian.