The movie that sparked my interest in the medieval period was Robin Hood Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner. Ever since, I have been enamored with anything and everything dealing with the Middle Ages: movies, historical fiction novels, non-fiction books, television documentaries. The next in line: Nottingham, directed by Ridley Scott. I’m a big fan of Ridley Scott’s other films — Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven — so I have high hopes for this one. Russell Crowe is slated to play the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Sienna Miller is to play Maid Marian. Talks are that Christian Bale is in consideration for the role of Robin Hood. I like this choice. I think Christian Bale would do a fine job; he’s impressed me in all the other films I’ve seen him in, especially Batman (can’t wait to see that one later this summer). How do you feel Christian Bale would do as Robin Hood? Would you prefer to see someone else in this role? One thing I feel this movie will be lacking, and someone who will be difficult to replace — the actor who helped make Prince of Thieves such a great movie — is Morgan Freeman. It just won’t be the same without him.
Read the article: “Will Christian Bale Take on Robin Hood?” by Monika Bartyzel