Nottingham legend Robin Hood could be coming back to cinemas soon with Sony close to securing the rights to a film franchise for over £660,000.
Reportedly the title of the first film would be Hood with possible sequels to follow that would feature other members of Robin’s Merry Men.
The last time Robin Hood was on screen was back in 2010 when Russell Crowe starred as Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett as Marian.
The film made over five million pounds when it was released but it also had a positive impact on the Nottinghamshire economy.
Jennifer Spencer, chief executive of Experience Nottinghamshire said: “Any kind of high-profile adaptation of the legend helps inspire people to discover his home county for themselves, and we look forward to seeing what Sony plans to do with this new series.”
There was a 5 per cent rise in visitors to Nottingham Castle and over 1.5 million pounds of advertising generated in Nottinghamshire in 2010 as a result of the 2010 film.
The pitch is rumoured to be scripted by Cory Goodman, who is working on rebooting the Underworld series and Jeremy Lott.