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Robin Hood Set in Dubrovnik

There’s apparently a new Robin Hood movie coming next year – Robin Hood: Origins. I myself care only for one Robin Hood ecranisation, and that is, of course, Robin Hood: Men in Tights. I really love the story of Robin Hood, and I believe it was one of the first books I ever read, so I would really like this movie to be good. It probably wont, considering the cast and crew, of whom I’ve heard only about that boy from Kingsman: The Secret Service (who plays Robin Hood, no less) and Jamie Foxx, who plays Little John, which makes perfect sense, since many of the medieval British warriors had dark skin. Leonardo DiCaprio’s name is also supposed to give some credibility to the movie, as he is apparently one of the producers, but I don’t really like him (at all) so I’m just gonna pass over that factoid.

Anyway, what *is* interesting is that one of the locations where the movie is being filmed is, get this, a few meters from my new apartment! Aside from Game of Thrones and Star Wars, this is one of the rare occasions where I won’t be an extra in something being filmed in Dubrovnik, because, honestly, I got quite tired of it after years and years of doing it. It is fun, and it is nice to see yourself on TV screen, but it’s also very tiring, very boring most of the time, and the money is not that good. So I’m skipping this one as well.

Me (on the left) and Mark Ryder as Cezare Borgia in Borgia

However, even though I won’t be a part of the movie, what I will be doing is documenting whatever I can that has to do with it, because why not. So here’s a little gallery of how it looks so far:

Anyway, Dubrovnik seems to be quite a popular movie-filming location again, ever since it became King’s Landing in HBO’s Game of Thrones (nope, still haven’t seen it). I don’t know how to feel about that, considering that we have one of the richest histories in the world – seriously, we do – which seems to get pushed aside by all the movies and TV shows being filmed here. You wouldn’t believe how many people come here only because Game of Thrones, totally unaware of the fact that Dubrovnik Republic was the first country to recognize United States as an independent country, or that we had the first sewage system in the world (which still works, by the way), or that we were the first ones to abolish slavery, or that we had the first quarantine in the period when the Plague wrought havoc over Europe. On the other hand, I am a huge nerd after all, so I’m also quite excited by all the cool scenes being filmed here. So I’m kinda torn between hating and loving it, which is quite the default state for people from Dubrovnik anyway, so I guess it’s fine.



Student, science nerd, boardgame geek, astronomy enthusiast and a bibliophile, all packed into a fairly lazy couch potato on a quest for knowledge. | #NerdArmy

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