New Robin Hood Movie to Shoot in Prague
A new Robin Hood reboot, set for release in 2018, is currently filming in Croatia with plans to move on to Hungary and the Czech Republic at later dates, according to a source close to the production.
The new film stars Taron Egerton (Eddie the Eagle, Kingsman: The Secret Service) as Robin Hood, Jamie Foxx as Little John, Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet, and Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Production on Robin Hood is currently underway in Dubrovnik, where the city’s historical center, which also served as the famed location of the King’s Landing in HBO’s Game of Thrones, has been transformed into Nottingham Castle.
Later, the film is expected to move to locations in or around Budapest and Prague for subsequent scenes.
Details of the potential Prague shoot have yet to be released, but could potentially include interiors on sets at Barrandov Studios.
The new film is being made by Otto Bathurst, a UK director best known for his work on TV shows including Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, and Criminal Justice, which was remade by HBO as the highly-acclaimed The Night Of.
The script is from Joby Harold, who also wrote the new Guy Ritchie King Arthur reboot, due out in cinemas this May.
Robin Hood is currently scheduled for a March 23, 2018 release date in the USA.
Foxx called the Croatian locale "breathtaking" in an Instagram video, but was later allegedly subjected to racial abuse while dining in a Dubrovnik restaurant.
Footage of the Croatian set via the Dubrovnik Times:
Lead photo: Wikimedia / Georges Biard | Sebaso