Los Angeles: British filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott whose latest film is based on folklore `Robin Hood` feels the character truly existed in medieval England.
The 72-year-old director researched the folklore legend thoroughly before starting work on his new film with Russell Crowe and wants his film to open a fresh debate among historians about the outlaw, Access Hollywood reported.
"On this one (film), I wanted to go more real, because I really believe he existed. The ones (films) to date always treated Robin Hood like a myth, part of a fairy story," Scott said.
"I never liked the green tights and I didn`t like the feather in the hat. It didn`t work for me. Even as a kid, it was not my idea of Robin Hood," he added.
`Robin Hood` starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett opened this year`s Cannes Film Festival in France on Wednesday.