My first reaction to the news about Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe‘s Robin Hood movie was “again?” This new trailer doesn’t change anything. I feel as if I’ve seen it already. What could it bring to the table that’s significantly different from the Kevin Costner version? Apart from the grittier cinematography and production design and Crowe’s machismo, I mean? It’s the same old recipe.

Here‘s a neat little video taken last summer on the outdoor Robin Hood set, which uses the same clearing (located in Bourne Wood, Tilford — south of Farnham, Surrey) seen in the opening battle scene at the beginning of Gladiator.