Sony Near Deal for ‘Robin Hood’ Pitch (EXCLUSIVE)

Sony Near Deal 'Robin Hood' Pitch
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After a heated bidding war, Sony is in talks to acquire a pitch set in the world of “Robin Hood.”

Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott brought the pitch to Sony and sources say it sold in the low seven-figure range. Sony had no comment.

Plot details are vague other than that it’s a re-imagining of the classic “Robin Hood” tale.

Insiders say Working Title and Paramount had also circled the project but it was Sony and president of production Michael De Luca who ultimately landed it.

Universal Pictures was the last studio to take on the property with Ridley Scott directing and Russell Crowe starring. That film, considered somewhat of a disappointment, made more than $300 million worldwide.

Goodman is repped by WME and attorney Adam Kaller and Lott by CAA and attorney Michael Schenkman. Both are also repped by Apeture Entertainment.

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  1. cadavra says:

    Let me guess: Will Smith IS Robin Hood! Ya see, it’s fresh because he’s black!

  2. Derek J. says:

    I have always loved the Robin Hood stories, but they have been done to death on film. There are many other incredible mythological heroes that have never been done on the big screen, like Gilgamesh, Finn McCool, Rostam, Dietrich von Bern, etc for example. There are many, many more. I’d like to see some new stories told instead of those that have already been done quite well(the 1938-Michael Curtiz version is perfection!)

  3. Steve says:

    WHAT IF ROBIN HOOD AND THE SHERIFF ARE THE SAME DUDE?! TWIST!!!!

    • Vester says:

      Robin and the Sheriff the same bloke, that is the pitch of Nottingham that is supposed to be under development with BBC America……………………….but I have not heard much since the initial press release back in April.

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