With the end of the year came an abundance of lists from critics and fans alike for the top movies of 2011. However, a new list has been released that deserves a true movie-lover's attention — one from writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino.
True to Tarantino form, his list contains some surprises (mostly mainstream movies?) and is heavily action, horror, and sci-fi saturated. See which movies made Tarantino's list >> Posted 01.17.12 by reelz
Director Paul W.S. Anderson's (Resident Evil: Afterlife) adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers hasn't made much of an impact here in the United States, but it has reached "blockbuster status" thanks to overseas ticket sales.
According to THR, the swashbuckling 3-D romp has passed the $100 million mark in total box office after a successful opening weekend in Japan and a grossing $5.8M worldwide over the weekend, putting the movie at $101.2 million worldwide. Almost all of that comes from foreign box office, since The Three Musketeers opened in the U.S. in fourth place on its opening weekend, only earning $8.8 million. Reviews eviscerated the movie, describing it as "campy" and, worse yet, "awful."
But were only bad reviews to blame? Three Musketeers actress Milla Jovovich, who often uses Twitter to update fans about her projects, bashed distributor Summit Entertainment, remarking that they were too busy with The Twilight Saga to promote The Three Musketeers. read Jovovich's criticism >> Posted 11.07.11 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. watch the first 5 minutes >> Posted 10.21.11 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." watch the clips >> Posted 10.07.11 by Ryan
It's hard to believe that Resident Evil and Death Race director Paul W.S. Anderson has "always wanted" to make an adaptation of The Three Musketeers, but that's precisely what he reveals in a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming movie.
Anderson won't be adding zombies or car chases to 17th-century France, but he has made his mark on the material. When the first trailer for The Three Musketeers revealed Anderson's 3-D action-oriented take, the writer-director maintained that his version was still "exactly the story of The Three Musketeers" just told "in a slightly different way." When the second trailer revealed giant sailing vessels attached to hot-air balloons, however, it proved that Anderson was indeed taking liberties. In an interview with MTV, he explained where the inspiration came for the airships. watch the featurette and read more of Anderson's comments >> Posted 09.09.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for The Three Musketeers made it clear Paul W.S. Anderson was going to take a few liberties with Alexandre Dumas's literary classic. Then the second trailer revealed sailing ships connected to hot air balloons, proving that no one should watch the movie for help with a book report. Now we have a TV spot that seems to posit a fourth musketeer in the form of Milady de Winter (Milla Jovovich). watch the tv spot >> Posted 08.30.11 by Ryan
Paul W.S. Anderson is probably best known for his involvement in the Resident Evil franchise, either as a writer, producer, director, or various combinations of all three, but Anderson's latest has nothing to do with the Umbrella Corporation or the undead. Instead, it's an adaptation of author Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers.
The first trailer for the movie was released in March and showed that, as one might suspect about a 3-D adaptation of a classic novel set in 17th-century France, this isn't going to be your typical Three Musketeers. The second trailer looks to fulfill Anderson's promise of a faithful adaptation, starting with D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) meeting up with the Three Musketeers — Aramis (Matthew Macfayden), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Athos (Luke Evans) — and their banding together to bring down the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz). Only in Anderson's version, they fight him in zeppelin-sailing ship hybrids. watch the trailer >> Posted 06.29.11 by Ryan
Finally, an adaptation of The Three Musketeers is arriving in the way that author Alexandre Dumas always intended: in 3-D and from the director of Resident Evil: Afterlife. Of course, sarcasm aside, Dumas died before the advent of moving pictures so he'd likely be delighted to see any movie in 2-D.
Yahoo! has revealed the first poster for director Paul W.S. Anderson's adaptation, which manages to cram every main character into it. The movie stars Logan Lerman as D'Artagnan, who joins forces with the Three Musketeers — Aramis (Matthew Macfayden), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Athos (Luke Evans) — to bring down the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz), and while the poster includes those characters, it adds Milla Jovovich as the curly-haired Milady de Winter, Orlando Bloom as the Duke of
Earring Buckingham, and Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort, who is positioned with his eye patch near Macfayden's crotch.
Besides taking a few liberties here and there, Anderson has promised that he and co-screenwriter Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones's Diary) will deliver a faithful adaptation. It's hard to believe that they'd do worse than Disney's awful 1993 adaptation of The Three Musketeers, which starred Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland. Anderson's The Three Musketeers opens October 14. Posted 06.09.11 by Ryan
The first trailer has debuted for director Paul W.S. Anderson's (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Death Race) adaptation of The Three Musketeers. Based on Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, Anderson's Musketeers is a 3-D production of the story that sees the young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) join forces with the Three Musketeers — Aramis (Matthew Macfayden), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Athos (Luke Evans) — to take down the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz).
In a recent interview with Moviefone, Anderson explained that the reason he turned the swashbuckling adventure story in a 3-D movie was because it has "never really been used in a big period movie before."
Watch the trailer >> Posted 03.27.11 by Ryan
I mean, 3D has tended to be for animated films and for a lot of science fiction and horror movies. There hasn't really been a movie that's shot in big historic locations with thousands of extras and horses and sword fights, so it's going to be radically different and very, very exciting. And I think where 3D is very strong is that it's a very immersive medium, you know, and that's as a filmmaker what you really want to do, is you want to immerse your audience in a story, and especially if you want to immerse them in a world they've never been in before, whether it's the world of Pandora or whether it's the kind of underground lairs of the Umbrella Corporation in Resident Evil or, indeed, 17th century Paris. I mean, it's an environment you've never been to before, and it's a strange and fascinating environment, and I think 3D really helps immerse the audience in it. So it's very exiting, and the movie looks unbelievably beautiful.
If author Alexandre Dumas had lived to see his 19th century novel The Three Musketeers adapted into a movie, we're sure that he would be pleased to have Death Race and Resident Evil: Afterlife director Paul W.S. Anderson transforming his swashbuckling adventure into a 3-D movie that promises to be "rich in eye-popping action, romance, and adventure." Photos from the Bamburg, Germany, set were released in August, but ComingSoon has the first official image of the movie, depicting the movie's heroes of Aramis (Matthew Macfayden), D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), and Athos (Luke Evans). The movie, as well as the book, sees the young D'Artagnan join forces with the Musketeers to stop Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz) from seizing the French throne.
The Three Musketeers opens on October 14, 2011. Milla Jovovich co-stars as Milady de Winter, Orlando Bloom plays the Duke of Buckingham, and Mads Mikkelssen plays the evil Rochefort. Posted 12.28.10 by Ryan