Several Preview Clips from The Three Musketeers
Posted 10.07.11 by Ryan
For those of you who have always wanted a 3-D big screen adaptation of The Three Musketeers from the director of Resident Evil: Afterlife, your time has almost come. For those of you a little skeptical, several new preview clips have been released to convince you that Paul W.S. Anderson hasn't destroyed author Alexandre Dumas' classic story.
Anderson has promised that his Three Musketeers is "exactly the story of The Three Musketeers" but told "in a slightly different way", and will still see a young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) head to Paris to meet up with the Three Musketeers — Athos(Matthew Macfayden), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Aramis (Luke Evans). Together, they will band together to bring down the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz). Just, in 3-D and featuring giant sailing ships attached to hot-air balloons that have battles in the sky with cannons. You know, "exactly the story of The Three Musketeers."
Orlando Bloom, who plays the rakish and diabolical Duke of Buckingham, offered another reason why Anderson would want to make The Three Musketeers to Flicks and Bits.
He was saying that since he had his daughter she had really influenced his career, and how he felt that she had been a big part of the reason of doing this movie. Because the romance and heroism of this movie, I think that’s something that he knew would really speak to his daughter. Since he’s been raising her, it’s been something that’s also started appealing to him. I thought that was a really good reason to make a movie like this.
As for the preview clips, yes, there will be sword fights.
Milla Jovovich, who plays Milady de Winter in the movie, also gets into the sword fighting action in the next clip. And yes, Anderson has revealed that Jovovich trained for the movie's fighting scenes in her corset.
In the next clip, it looks like Milady de Winter could be up to no good as she teams with the Duke of Buckingham (Bloom).
In the next clip, the Musketeers explain themselves to the King Louis XIII (Freddie Fox) and Queen Anne (Juno Temple).
In this clip, Athos (Macfayden) describes the elaborate plan to the rest of the Musketeers.
To see the rest of the preview clips, head here.
Next Showing: The Three Musketeers
opens October 14th