Paul W.S. Anderson (“Resident Evil,” “Event Horizon”) is planning a 3D version of Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale “The Three Musketeers” for Constantin Film and Impact Pictures says Heat Vision Blog.
Anderson and Andrew Davies (“Bridget Jones’ Diary,” “The Tailor of Panama”) co-wrote the script which though having a contemporary feel it will still be a period setting.
Dumas’ 1844 book follows d’Artagnan, a young man who leaves home to become a member of the fighting force of the French king’s royal household.
Along the way, he makes friends with three of the force’s best – and most disgraced – members: Athos, Porthos and Aramis, whose creed of friendship is “All for one and one for all!”
Anderson hopes to shoot the film in France and Germany next year for a 2011 release.
The property has been adapted numerous times before, the most recent notable version being Disney’s 1993 adaptation starring Charlie Sheen, Tim Curry, Kiefer Sutherland and Chris O’Donnell.
The last major studio take on the material was 2001’s “The Musketeer” with Justin Chambers, Stephen Rea, Tim Roth and Catherine Deneuve which brought Asian high-wire martial arts stunts to the period setting.