“Nottingham” Delayed A Year?

Funny how I posted about the new Robin hood the other day (was it yesterday or Saturday, I’m too lazy too look back–besides I’m doing this during my lunch so I’m trying to rush it). The title must be Nottingham and its being pushed back a year.

From Darkhorizons.com:

“Nottingham” Delayed A Year?
By Garth Franklin
Monday, July 28th 2008 12:54am

Ridley Scott’s revisionist take on the Robin Hood legend will take a little longer to get to screen says The Hollywood Reporter.

Production on “Nottingham”, originally scheduled to begin shooting in a few weeks, has been indefinitely postponed and probably won’t get back and up and running until well into 2009.

Script concerns, location problems and the threat of a SAG strike all combined have Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment concerned enough to shut everything down for now and wouldn’t be able to resume until next spring.

Universal, Imagine, Scott and Crowe all remain committed to the project who’s November 6th 2009 release date is no longer viable.

Also, IMDB had an article up about it as well, which I think said the exact same thing, but I”ll post here anyway. From IMDB.com:

Robin Hood Movie Postponed Over Strike Fears
28 July 2008 12:01 AM, PDT

Production on Russell Crowe’s upcoming Nottingham film has been postponed because of looming threats of more industry strikes.

The Ridley Scott film, which is slated to show actor Crowe playing a “sympathetic” Sheriff of Nottingham in a new take of the famous Robin Hood tale, has been put on hiatus because of several factors, including the current unrest with actors’ union the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Movie bosses at Universal Pictures cite the “cloud of the SAG strike” as one of the factors, as well as location and problems with the film’s screenplay.

In a statement Universal says, “Universal could have moved forward with one of these challenges, but the confluence of the three caused the studio to reconsider and take the time for all conditions to be optimal.”

The movie, which was due to start shooting next month, is now slated for a November 2009 release.

Funny thing is that they don’t even mention Christian Bale or even Sienna Miller who was rumored to have been signed to play Maid Marion. Perhaps there is more to this than simply being worried about the impending SAG strike (yes another strike). Maybe things just aren’t set up properly. We shall see.


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