The First Five Minutes of The Three Musketeers Arrives Online
10.21.11 by Ryan
Despite there already being several adaptations already, this weekend will see the opening of the first 3-D adaptation of The Three Musketeers, still based on the classic story by author Alexandre Dumas, but directed by Resident Evil: Afterlife's Paul W.S. Anderson.
There might be some who cringe at the thought of Anderson, a known genre director, tackling Dumas' text, but Anderson has previously revealed that his version is "exactly the story of The Three Musketeers," only told "in a slightly different way." It will still follow a young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) as he travels to Paris to hopefully join the Three Musketeers — Athos (Matthew Macfayden), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Aramis (Luke Evans) — and will still see the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz) plotting against the King and Queen. Still, that may not be enough to convince the literati to watch the movie this weekend.
With the movie finally arriving in theaters, Summit Entertainment has taken one last effort to convince audiences that The Three Musketeers isn't a stuffy, literary adaptation or that it is a stuffy, literary adaptation by foregoing more trailers or preview clips, and offering the first five minutes (or four and a half, anyway) instead.
The Three Musketeers co-stars Milla Jovovich as Milady de Winter, Orlando Bloom as the Duke of Buckingham, Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu, and Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort, and was adapted by Anderson and Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones's Diary).