Lionsgate Eyes Taron Egerton For ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS

Lionsgate is currently ramping up progress for its forthcoming production of Robin Hood: Origins. Upcoming medeival epic, Knights Of The Roundtable scribe Joby Harold is behind the script for the new film to be directed by Peaky Blinders helmer Otto Bathurst with the goal of getting its foot through the door as soon as possible while several other studios plan their take on the same character in different form.

This week, word now has it via Deadline that Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton is up to play the title role in the film currently being likened to that of Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises; Harold's script sees Egerton in a verison of the classic character who, upon his return from the Crusades, bands a team of outlaws together to rid Sherwood Forest of evil and corruption.

Egerton is also poised to reprise his role in the upcoming Kingsman sequel for Fox. Alas, scheduling between both projects may reportedly be an issue, though Egerton is the current frontrunner so it's likely that the parties involved will work it out.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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