Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) Wachowski aka The Washowkis have landed a new gig. According to THR, the directing duo will write and helm a developing film called Hood. The title sounds simple enough, but they’ll have to do something extra to make the film worthwhile because it’s another incarnation of the Robin Hood story. Didn’t we just see it told earlier this year (Ridley Scott’s version)?
Hood is described as a “modern, urban take on the Robin Hood myth.” Like everything the Wachowski’s do, the film’s official plot is being shrouded in secrecy. No one knows how they plan on executing the tale. If you go off of their previous works like The Matrix and Speed Racer, one could assume that it will have some amazing action sequences inspired by anime and pop art but with arrows instead of guns and cars. They’ve already begun reaching out to actors to star including Will Smith, who is currently filming the latest Men in Black sequel.
“The Wachowskis have been working on their Iraqi war movie, CN-9, told from the point of view of archaeologists piecing together events from the U.S. occupation of Iraq using found footage and includes two male soldiers falling in love and a plot to assassinate George W. Bush.”
They gave Warner Bros first crack at the film but it’s been hard to find financing and distribution for it due to its subject matter.
What do you think of the Wachowskis taking on Robin Hood?