Sony in Talks to Buy High-Priced Robin Hood Project

Michael De Luca
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Sources say Sony is paying $1 million against $2 million for the pitch by Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott

In one heck of an eye-popping move, Sony is in the midst of making a seven-figure deal to buy a pitch centering on Robin Hood.

Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott are behind the pitch, which is titled Hood.

The figure for the deal, according to sources, is $1 million against $2 million, while producer deals are still being negotiated. 

One reason for the high price is that the pitch involves the magic words “universe” and “Avengers.” The plan is to make a series of movies focusing on the outlaw archer and his band of Merry Men: Little John, Friar Tuck and Will Scarlett. One could say they were the superhero team of England’s Middle Ages.

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The tone of the story has been described as Mission: Impossible and the recent Fast & Furious movies.

Michael De Luca brought the project and will oversee for the studio.

Goodman and Lott were behind Lore, a sci-fi action project set up at Warner Bros. that has Dwayne Johnson attached to star (and also was a seven-figure deal, although the script was already written). 

Goodman wrote the vampire movie Priest and the Black List script The Last Witch Hunter, which is in production with Vin Diesel starring. He also is rebooting the Underworld franchise.

Lott wrote The Falling, a supernatural mystery set up at Warners with Zac Efron attached to star.

Goodman and Lott are repped by Adam Goldworm of Aperture. Goodman also is repped by WME and Adam Kaller of Hansen Jacobson.

Lott is additionally repped by CAA and Greg Slewett and Michael Schenkman at Bloom Hergott.