Ridley Scott is slated to direct a unique take on the Robin Hood legend, one that promises asskickery on multiple levels.

Nottingham will be told from the perspective of the sheriff of the historic shire of Nottingham and will star Russell Crowe, according to MTV.

According to Scott, the story will deal with a morally conflicted Sheriff, caught between opposing forces, a corrupt monarch who orders him to arrest the criminal Robin Hood and the common people’s reverence for Hood as an anarchist hero.

Nottingham is the Gladiator version of Robin Hood, Producer Brian Glazer told MTV. I think it will have the same propulsion that Gladiator had the same adrenaline hits.

So, what we have here is a film that might satisfy both one’s mind and the sliver of one’s butt that occupies the edge of one’s seat.

In 3:10 to Yuma, Crowe demonstrated his ability to play a complex, ethically ambiguous villain. I expect nothing but the best from him as the Sheriff.

Shit, all I can think of that would make this movie better is if they said it was gonna feature Megan Fox as Maid Marian. And – AW DUDE! – a chainsaw fight!

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