Whenever Taron Egerton steps in front of the camera you should be excited. That especially goes for his brand new action-packed take on Robin Hood which finds him bringing a whole new edge to England’s greatest outlaw.
Following on from the first images we now have the first trailer and it is packed to the brim with energy. Check it out below:
Here’s the synopsis:
Returning battle worn from the crusades, Robin of Locksley (Egerton), finds Nottingham overthrown with corruption and vows to do something about it. Donning the hood of an outlaw he seeks to rob from the rich to give to the poor and bring about a revolution along the way.
Director Otto Bathurst is doing something different with the legend of Robin Hood here and is giving it a modern twist with an emphasis on revolution and anarchy. His Hood appears to be living the double life of a leisured lord by day and vigilante archer by night, and Egerton appears well up for the challenge.
There’s a cockiness and flamboyance about him, but you can also tell that Robin’s days as a crusader have also left him scarred and damaged and that he intends to cause as much anarchy as he can to disrupt the rule of King John and his ambitious and cunning servant the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn).
Joining Egerton in the film is Jamie Foxx as Little John, a rough and tumble Saracen, whose gruff interior hides a man desperate for some kind of change and who believes that Robin could be the man to bring it to the people of Nottingham. Then there’s Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, a courtly noblewoman who is caught between her feelings for Robin, and that of his half-brother Will Scarlett (Jamie Dornan) who is a revolutionary gang leader bent on change no matter what the cost.
Bathurst’s eye for detail and action really shines through in this first look and he’s making good use of Egerton’s considerable physical abilities. I was especially impressed by his archery skills and trick shooting moves which turns his bow work into some kind of medieval machine gun. The action pieces look crazy and they’ll certainly be a lot of them if the teaser is anything to go by.
The legend will be completely reborn in Robin Hood and audiences can expect a wickedly fun time when it is released in cinemas on November 29.
Images: Studio Canal NZ