Three Musketeers in 3D
Not only is there word out there that a 3D version of The Three Musketeers is going to be made, but what's worse is that the co-writer, co-producer and director of the film is going to be none other than Paul W.S. Anderson.
The sad thing is I really can't justify going back and mentioning Event Horizon and Soldier any more, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil and Death Race aren't all bad, but then they aren't all good either. So a Musketeers film? In 3D?
Well that seems to be his next plan, and he has revealed his dastardly plan to adapt the Alexandre Dumas 1844 novel that has seen so many adaptations, the best undoubtedly being those directed by Richard Lester and starring Oliver Reed, Michael York, Frank Finlay and Richard Chamberlain as the men in question with a huge cast behind them, huge. Lester's The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers and The Return of the Musketeers are superb films with tons of entertainment.
Except what am I thinking? They weren't in 3D! How stupid of me.
Well there is some light in this story from The Hollywood Reporter through Twitch, Andrew Davies co-wrote the script and he wrote the Bridget Jones' films, The Tailor of Panama, and a number of costume dramas for television, so perhaps there's something more to be had here, or actually now that I'm looking at it, perhaps there's not.
Here's what Paul W.S. Anderson had to say for himself.
”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.”
Sorry about that Mr Anderson but the Richard Lester Musketeers were just that, and they were great because they weren't modernised and there was no 3D.
This looks nothing short of tragic.