EXCLUSIVE: Is the venerable rogue do-gooder Robin Hood becoming the “It” guy in Hollywood? Disney has acquired the Brandon Barker spec Nottingham & Hood, a revisionist take on the Robin Hood legend for Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman to produce through The Picture Company. This follows Sony staking a claim to Sherwood Forest as it bought a pitch by Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott earlier this fall for high price. I’m told that Nottingham & Hood has a Pirates Of The Caribbean tone and the hope is to launch a new adventure franchise that fits Disney’s global brand
Barker is a first-time writer. Disney SVP Tendo Nagenda will oversee the project with Foster Driver. Barker is also repped by Benderspink, UTA and attorney Jeff Frankel.
The classic tale has long captivated Hollywood as Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner both played the good-hearted outlaw, along with Cary Elwes in the spoof Men In Tights.
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