08/07/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ridley Scott Pulls Plug On "Nottingham" Due To Seasons

The director of the new Robin Hood blockbuster has pulled the plug on the film shoot after realising the green Sherwood Forest would turn brown before his crew had finished work.

Ridley Scott cancelled the production, which was due to begin in the UK in two weeks time, when it occurred to him that autumn would destroy his leafy backdrop.

A statement from Universal - the studio backing the project for an estimated £50 million - revealed that the stars of Nottingham, Russell Crowe and Sienna Miller, had been informed of the decision.

'The film's forest locations need to be green,' it added.

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