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News: Robin Hood, Battle Of Midway, Guy Ritchie

MIDWAY

Woody Harrelson has joined upcoming WW2 epic Midway.

Roland Emmerich is is officially set to direct.

Emmerich touted his plans for this last year, but now he’s officially moving forward with further details coming to light. “Colony” writer/producer Wes Tooke will write.

The battle took place June 4th 1942, six months after Pearl Harbor.  Some people say that America’s biggest role in WW2 was D-Day, however it’s arguable that Midway was a bigger victory for them, in the overall strategic picture. It’s probably up there with Kursk as one of the most pivotal ‘writing on the wall’ outcomes for WW2.

Yu Dong, Emmerich, Harald Kloser, Mark Gordon and Matt Jackson will produce.  My one concern is fake blue/green screen overkill.  Did you see Independence Day: Resurgence, especially the scenes with a boat at sea? Despite the budget, it looked staggeringly fake.

Don’t ruin it with that BS!

ROBIN HOOD

They’re probably going to be serving new iterations of Robin Hood until the end of time. Above is the trailer for the latest. This time, Taron Edgerton is in the title role.

The film follows historic Crusader Robin (Taron Egerton) and Moorish commander Little John (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown – revealing how Robin Hood and his merry men became the icon and legends we know.

Ben Medelsohn plays the Sheriff.

TOFF GUYS

Well, it looks like Guy Ritchie is returning to what he does best.  English gangsterism.  Although not a geezer movie, rather as the title suggests, a movie about the more well refined gangster.

The story follows a very English drug lord attempting to cash out on his highly profitable empire by selling it off to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.

The idea is being likened to Sexy Beast.  I think Ritchie still has a few more good ones in him…