Wachowskis taking on modern day Robin Hood film

Will Smith may star

Will Smith

Wachowski siblings Andy and Lana are returning to Warner Bros. in order to make Hood, a “modern, urban take” on the Robin Hood legend.

THR report that the duo have already completed work on the film’s script, and will take it on as a directing job – their first since 2008’s Speed Racer.

Which means that their other projects Cobalt Neural 9 and Cloud Atlas are on the back burner for now. They’ve already shot bits of footage for the former, though finding financing has been tricky, while the latter has attracted a formidable cast.

Will Smith has been approached regarding a role in Hood, alongside a collection of other acting talent. But we can't help asking the question - do we really need another Robin Hood film, especially after this year's Ridley-Russell debacle?

With the Wachowskis transporting the tale to modern day, this could end up resembling Tim Blake Nelson’s O, a modern re-telling of Othello. We’re already imagining Hood as a down and out wannabe rapper who gets into hijacking banks to help his down-on-their-luck homies...

Do we need another Hood so soon after Ridley Scott's attempt? Drop us a comment below...

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    • JimmyJump

      Dec 10th 2010, 17:04

      The only adaptation I'd like to 'see' Willie in, would be a thorough remake of "The Invisible Man". 'Nuff said... JJ

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