Continuing a standard she set while working on Resident Evil: Afterlife, Milla Jovovich is using her Twitter account to update fans while working on the upcoming adaptation of The Three Musketeers that her husband, Paul W.S. Anderson, is writing and directing. Jovovich tweeted a photo of herself in full period costume, as well as other photos from the Bavarian location, including a castle, and the castle grounds.
Apparently, Jovovich also did a little acting.
Hey every1! What a fun day on "3M"! Orlando [Bloom], Mat[t]hew [Macfayden], Ray [Stevenson], Luke [Evans] n I doing our 1st scene together! We did a version of "let's get physical"!
The Three Musketeers opens in 3-D on October 14, 2011, and also stars Logan Lerman, Mads Mikkelssen, and Christoph Waltz. Posted 09.23.10 by Ryan
Looks like writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson is getting a little more time for his adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, The Three Musketeers. ComingSoon reports that the movie is being pushed back six months from its April 15, 2011, release date to October 14, 2011. Duncan Jones's follow-up to Moon, the sci-fi thriller Source Code will take the April 15 date instead.
Anderson is currently shooting the period adventure movie in Germany, with set photos featuring Logan Lerman as D'Artagnan and Mads Mikkelssen as the villain Rochefort finding their way online last month. A new teaser poster soon followed, though the poster lacks a little something in the way of visuals. Milla Jovovich on the perils of stunt work in a corset >> Posted 09.10.10 by Ryan
Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil: Afterlife has yet to reach theaters, but the writer/director is already at work on another movie. This time, Anderson is adapting Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers, meaning that despite Anderson continuing to shoot in 3-D, he will switch from a post-apocalyptic zombie landscape to 17th Century France.
Anderson admitted earlier this month that making another Musketeers isn't the change of pace that many people would expect for the director of Death Race. The latest set photos from ComingSoon reveal a comfortable Anderson amongst the Bamburg, Germany location. Also pictured are Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief) in costume as D'Artagnan, and Mads Mikkelssen (Clash of the Titans) as the villain Rochefort, both with eyepatch and without.
The Three Musketeers opens April 15, 2011, and also stars Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen, Milla Jovovich and Christoph Waltz. Posted 08.27.10 by Ryan
Paul W.S. Anderson has been tied to the Resident Evil franchise since he wrote and directed the first movie in 2002. Anderson wrote and produced the two subsequent sequels, but returns to the director's chair for Resident Evil: Afterlife, which again sees Milla Jovovich fight off zombies on her quest to bring down the evil Umbrella Corporation. The movies are based on Capcom's game franchise, which popularized the concept of "survival horror" video games and has given video game players a venue to destroy zombies since the first game premiered in 1996.
Zombies have enjoyed cinematic success as well, taking their current incarnation George Romero's Night of the Living Dead changed zombies from those suffering from a voodoo curse to members of the undead. The concept of zombies is clearly an interesting one for Anderson, who explained to Collider why the creatures have such an enduring place in modern cinema. Anderson talks zombies and musketeers >> Posted 08.06.10 by Ryan
As Resident Evil: Afterlife director Paul W.S. Anderson put the finishing touches on the cast for his 3-D adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers last month, word got out that another Three Musketeers adaptation was in development, this time with Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) at the helm. With both versions of Musketeers set to start shooting in the fall, Anderson looked like he had a head start in the process after casting Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen and Logan Lerman as Porthos, Athos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan, respectively, and Mads Mikkelssen and Christoph Waltz as the villains. Liman had not yet cast anyone for his adaptation, and recent news puts him ready to move on to another project. Why is Liman ready to leave? >> Posted 06.16.10 by Ryan
Director Paul W.S. Anderson's career will be making sharp turn for his next feature, that being an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers. The movie will be the first foray into literature for the director of Death Race and the upcoming Resident Evil: Afterlife. The director has promised a contemporary movie that will be "rich in eye-popping action, romance, and adventure" and will also be shot in 3-D, much like Afterlife. With production to begin this September, around the same time as Afterlife's opening, Anderson has finally put together his cast. Guess who landed a big role? >> Posted 05.12.10 by Ryan
Alexander Dumas' 19-century novel Les Trois Mousquetaires (The Three Musketeers) has been the subject of numerous and varied movie adaptations over the years, from a Spaghetti Western version to an animated interpretation featuring classic Disney characters. The last attempt to take a semi-faithful approach to the source material was Disney's The Three Musketeers (1993), which starred Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland and received generally poor reviews.
It appears now that moviegoers might be treated to a Musketeer showdown at the box office, with two new adaptations in the works. Back in September, it was announced that Resident Evil director Paul W. S. Anderson would be directing a 3-D version of Dumas' classic novel based on a script he was working on with Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones's Diary). And now Variety is reporting that the creative force behind the success of Sherlock Holmes, producer Lionel Wigram, is also interested in updating Dumas' trio, in much the same way he did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective. Anderson said that he and Davies were planning on "modernizing" The Three Musketeers and that the emphasis would be on "eye-popping action," descriptions that could easily be applied to Wigram's concept.
Wigram, a former Warner creative executive, has set up his adaptation at Warner Bros. and hired Bridget O'Connor (Sixty Six) and Peter Straughan (The Men Who Stare at Goats) to write the screenplay. Wigram intends to turn The Three Musketeers into a franchise, possibly with an eye to adapting the other two books in Dumas' "The D'Artagnan Romances" trilogy. Posted 02.13.10 by BrentJS
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:
Posted 09.04.09 by Ryan
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.