Anderson's The Three Musketeers cast
I'm somewhat surprised that Paul W.S. Anderson's The Three Musketeers is even going aheard, not just that it's being in 3D no less, but that the film is going to carry a pretty interesting cast list.
Actually there's another thing that surprises me about this film, that it's going to be made full stop, especially since we just heard that Warner Bros's version of the film is moving forward with Doug Liman set to direct.
Waltz is set to play Cardinal Richelieu, the mastermind behind the plans to thwart and destroy the Musketeers in order to over through the King of France.
The original story sees the three Musketeers of Athos, Porthos and Aramis taking on a young and hot headed recruit called D'Artagnan who is ready to go blades flashing into save the King and crown.
Logan Lerman is in talks to play the lead of D'Artagnan with Ray Stevenson looking to play Porthos and Luke Evans Aramis. Mads Mikkelsen will be playing another villain of the film, Comte de Rochefort, while Anderson's wife, Milla Jovovich, will play the female spy Milady de Winter, a role once played by Faye Dunaway.
It's no surprise to see Jovovich joining the cast, however some of the casting sounds rather interesting, if a little heavy handed - Stevenson as Porthos? Yet I would say the casting of Waltz and Mikklesen is almost inspired. Both would make great villains and the opportunity to see them playing in this iconic film might not be something you can pass up. Sure it's a good cast, but it's not quite the gravitas of the original.
What would be even more of a coup for the casting is if the rumour in The Hollywood Reporter comes true and we see Orlando Bloom arrive to play the Duke of Buckingham. According to the report he's currently in talks to star in the film.
However, despite all that interesting cast there's still one major flaw, and that isn't that Anderson would direct, but that it's going to be in 3D. Oh dear, I just don't get that choice, are we going to see flashing blades across the screen and out towards our faces?