While the weak box office opening of Jack The Giant Slayer may give Hollywood a bit of pause over future fairytale/fantasy movies, at the moment there’s no letup in the line of film in development all over Hollywood taking on classic family-friendly tales. There are already a couple of Robin Hood movies in the works, and now Deadline reports that Dreamworks is planning another, called Merry Men.
Scott Waugh (Act Of Valor, the upcoming Need For Speed) is attached to direct, with Brad Ingelsby writing the screenplay. The title is a hint this won’t just be about the green-tighted hero robbing from the rich to give to the poor, and will instead have a more Ocean’s 11 vibe, giving more time to Robin’s cohorts, such as Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian and Alan-A-Dale.
As Waugh still has to shoot Need For Speed, it’s very eearly days for Merry Men, so don’t expect it for a few years yet.