Okay, so according to IMDB.com the Ridley Scott directed, Russell Crowe starring movie version of Robin Hood is coming to theaters on May 14. So you know where I’m going to be that day. The trailer so far looks awesome.
And what’s more, take a look at the movie poster for the film. Does it in anyway remind you of a certain Youngest Templar book? Coincidence? Deliberate? Either way, it’s nice to be able to make that kind of a connection to a bajillion dollar budget, sure to be a blockbuster movie.
For those of you who may not have read The Youngest Templar yet (and if you haven’t WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Ahem.) one of the characters is a young archer named Robard Hode, born in Sherwood Forest near the shire of Nottingham. I did a lot of research on Robin Hood legends in writing the book, and found that a real Robard Hode existed around the time my novel is set. He was one of the first nobles to stand against Prince John. The modern legend of Robin Hood as we know it, is quite likely an amalgamation of several deeds and exploits by numerous individuals. When I discovered the real Robard Hode I worked him into my story.