Trailer makes Robin Hood look like Lord of the Rings

The steal-from-the-rich-and-give-to-the-poor saga of Robin Hood makes for a lighthearted and playful story, right? At least that's the way it's always been, considering the countless movies and TV series so far. But if we're to judge by the new trailer from director Ridley Scott, his upcoming onscreen reunion with Gladiator star Russell Crowe will result in a Robin Hood who's more of a medieval action hero.

Check out the sword-wielding warrior below, and see whether you can avoid thinking of Aragorn.

Robin Hood, which also stars Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian, hits theaters May 14, 2010.

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