Beginning in the late s while still based in New York, they wrote - along with Mark Bishop - several scripts including Slayer and Demon Knight. Time Warrior! Their biggest endeavor for the company was Josh Kirby Reiff and Voris created the overall arch of the series and scripted four of the entries themselves. During this time the script for Slayer was also optioned and planned as the U.
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He is widely considered to be the principal villain of the Robin Hood stories, appearing frequently alongside such enemies of Robin Hood as Sir Guy of Gisbourne or Prince John though rarely both.
The legends are generally set far from Nottingham; this fits the historical position of High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the Royal Forests from until In some versions, the Sheriff is a cowardly schemer while his assistant, Sir Guy of Gisbourne, is a more competent and determined physical threat to Robin.
In other versions, the Sheriff answers to Prince John. He is nominally characterised as a coward and a secondary to Sir Guy of Gisbourne but is actually quite intelligent.
His given name is said to be George. As the Prince John character is completely absent from this adaptation, this Sheriff is more ambitious than most depictions. Allen plays the Sheriff, named Vaisey , as a psychopath with a manipulative, sarcastic nature. In addition, he has vulture soldiers named Nutsy and Trigger that work for him. During story development, the animators considered experimenting with a different animal concept for the villain by making him a goat.
However, they were over-ruled by the director who wanted to keep to traditional animal stereotypes and ordered the Sheriff be a wolf. He is portrayed as a ruthless schemer, willing to murder the Archbishop of Grantham in order to guarantee silence. He is close friends with Prince John, usually sharing his plans with him, and is frequently seen playing chess with himself.
He taxes the people and his workers while keeping them working for him. Once again, however, his plan of action is stopped by Robin and his allies as well as King Richard. The Richard Kluger novel The Sheriff of Nottingham gives a positive portrayal of the real-life 13th-century sheriff Philip Mark as a good man doing a thankless task.
The same sheriff appeared as a ruthless despot in an episode of the Robin of Sherwood TV series. Henderson is a harsh man and good swordsman. This depiction of the Sheriff appears to suffer from a form of aphasia , often mixing up his words. He is also shown in this film to not only equal Robin physically, but also be superior to him, as he dominates Robin in a one-on-one sword fight towards the end of the movie, almost killing Robin.
In Robin of Sherwood, the Sheriff is portrayed as a cynical opportunist given to violent outbursts, played by Nickolas Grace.
He also bears the dubious honour of being the first sheriff to successfully kill Robin. The original spec script from which the film developed, "Nottingham", the Sheriff, based on Robert of Thornham , is the protagonist in the story, working to solve a string of murders for which an antihero Robin Hood has been falsely accused.
He is portrayed as a cruel lord who will use every dirty trick in the book to increase his power. In this film as part of his plan to find Robin Hood, Malcolm uses a cursed girl named Alina portrayed by Katharine Isabelle who can turn into a dragon-like creature. In this portrayal, he is killed when Robin Hood knocks him into a vat of liquid gold.
Ben Mendelsohn portrayed the Sheriff in the film Robin Hood. In other popular culture[ edit ] The Sheriff is portrayed as the main antagonist in the board game Sheriff of Nottingham by Arcane Wonders where players take turns in his role while the other players try to smuggle goods past his notice.
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Sheriff of Nottingham
They also wrote the film Bulletproof Monk and contributed the story to the animated feature Kung Fu Panda. Their original script focused on a heroic Sheriff of Nottingham. Although the original premise was discarded by later writers, Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris retain story credit on the Robin Hood movie directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe. This interview was conducted by phone on April 28, And my partner is not at all. Over the years, sometimes I try to get him into the idea of a particular historical project of one kind or another.
Mojas Yeah, our Marian we thought was a great character. You were balancing real history with the Robin Hood legend. So, Kris, did you read the script? You are commenting using your Twitter account.
Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris
He is widely considered to be the principal villain of the Robin Hood stories, appearing frequently alongside such enemies of Robin Hood as Sir Guy of Gisbourne or Prince John though rarely both. The legends are generally set far from Nottingham; this fits the historical position of High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the Royal Forests from until In some versions, the Sheriff is a cowardly schemer while his assistant, Sir Guy of Gisbourne, is a more competent and determined physical threat to Robin. In other versions, the Sheriff answers to Prince John.
Best Films Never Made #38: Ridley Scott’s Nottingham