Enjoy Another Three Musketeers
09.04.09 by Ryan
The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas' classic tale of friendship and sword fights, has been adapted countless times for the big screen, starting as early as 1903. But has it ever appeared in 3-D with Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson at the helm? Not yet, but it soon will.
Anderson, best known for horror/sci-fi movies like Resident Evil and AVP: Alien vs. Predator, has also written the screenplay, along with Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones's Diary). Production will begin next year for a 2011 release, after Anderson has finished Resident Evil: Afterlife.
For those thinking Anderson's Musketeers will be anything like Disney's 1993 production that starred Chris O'Donnell, Kiefer Sutherland, and Charlie Sheen, think again. Besides possibly being one of the few movie properties to start its life in the silent era and then end up in 3-D, Anderson has a whole new Musketeers vision:
We are definitely modernizing The Three Musketeers without compromising the fun of shooting a period piece. But in our film, corsets and feathered hats don't take center stage. Our version is rich in eye-popping action, romance, and adventure.