An Evil director is remaking The Three Musketeers in the third dimension
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 2, 2009
Resident Evil director and screenwriter Paul W.S. Anderson is making yet another version of Alexandre Dumas’ classic adventure The Three Musketeers except this time he’s bringing the French swashbucklers into the third dimension.
Anderson has finished writing the screenplay (together with Bridget Jones’s Diary scribe Andrew Davies) and will produce the movie with his longtime biz partners Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer. The money for the movie is being bankrolled by Constantin Film, the same production entity that funded Anderson’s Resident Evil movies.
Anderson wants to retain most of the same ideas found in Dumas’ story, such as the three swordsmen, but there are also going to be some changes. “We are definitely modernizing The Three Musketeers without compromising the fun of shooting a period piece,” Anderson told The Hollywood Reporter of his intentions. “But in our film, corsets and feathered hats don’t take center stage. Our version is rich in eye-popping action, romance and adventure.” This is just a guess but I’m thinking someone’s wants to follow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean boot heels.
The plan is to film The Three Musketeers 3-D next year and then release it in 2011. No casting decisions have been announced yet. The last time Hollywood made a film of the Musketeers was back in 1993. That version starred Chris O’Donnell, Kiefer Sutherland and Charlie Sheen as the Frenchmen.