Newswire: And now we have four—yes, four—Robin Hood movies in development

Since the one phrase Hollywood executives like more than “remake” is “public domain property,” there’s been a glut of film projects recently that all traffic in the sweet, sweet realm of intellectual property you don’t have to pay anyone to use. And since the other thing Hollywood executives love is not having to do the hard work of finding those ideas on their own, they just do whatever everyone else is doing, the better to insulate themselves against being blamed when it all goes horribly awry. That’s how we end up with situations like this: Deadline reports that Warner Bros. just put a new Robin Hood film into development, meaning there are now four fucking Robin Hood movies you’re going to have to skim by on cable several years from now.

This latest iteration of the man who robs from the moviegoers and gives to the …

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