October 1st, 2008

breaking bad

Mad ideas of our time

Can this be true? The rumour is that in Ridley Scott's new Robin Hood film, Robin Hood will be played by Russell Crowe, while the Sheriff of Nottingham will be played by Russell Crowe.

According to Scott, his revisionist version will be "a good old clever adjustment of characters. One becomes the other. It changes".

Deep. This has got to be a Charlie Kaufman-style satire, right? I'm a big fan of Russell Crowe but it sounds too bizarre to be true.

Or will there be some plot revisionism by which, like Batman, The Sheriff of Nottingham is Robin Hood in his spare time: 'To the Hood-Cave Robin!'