Last we checked in with the Wachowski, er, siblings, they were busy doing high-minded stuff like Cloud Atlas and that
Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) Wachowski are returning to the Warner Bros. fold with Hood, a modern, urban take on the Robin Hood myth.
The Wachowskis wrote the script and will direct the tale, which in keeping with the modus operendi of the duo, is shrouded in secrecy.
The pair are already reaching out to actors, with insiders saying Will Smith as one of those who they reached out to.
While a take on Robin Hood may not be much to go on, knowing the proclivities of the duo, it will undoubtedly have a brand of visual take and their comic book-fused pop art sensitivities. [THR]
Ooh, ‘modus operandi.’ You can fancy this up with your Latin words all you want, it won’t disguise the fact that ‘an urban take on Robin Hood called Hood’ sounds like a poster in Tracy Jordan’s office, or a Martin Lawrence bit that starts with, ‘You know if that’d a been a brother stealin from the rich, he’d a been all like…”
Might as well have called it “Robbin’ Hood.” You could have a poster with Ice Cube holding up a big burlap sack with a dollar sign on it.