Robin Hood: on set with Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe stars as Robin Hood in Sir Ridley Scott's new adaptation of the famous tale.

The film, which also stars Cate Blanchett as Lady Marion, begins with Crowe's Robin returning to Nottingham after fighting in the Third Crusade.

Filming began at the end of March 2009 and the film is due to open the Cannes Film Festival.

While on set, Sir Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe spoke to the BBC's Lizo Mzimba about why they decided to take on the epic film.

recommended by Darius Kadivar