Doug Liman Helms “Three Musketeers”

Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Go,” “Jumper”) is in talks to direct “The Three Musketeers” for Warner Bros. Pictures, one of two adaptations of Alexandre Dumas’ classic story currently in the works says Heat Vision Blog.

Peter Straughan (“The Men Who Stare At Goats”) adapted the script following the very familiar story of young D’Artagnan enlisting the help of three disgraced veteran musketeers to stop the duplicitous Cardinal Richelieu.

“Sherlock Holmes” producer Lionel Wigram aims to do a period-set but modern sensibility take on the tale, much like the recent Holmes adaptation.

The project is in direct contention with an adaptation that Paul W.S. Anderson is directing over at Summit Entertainment. Both are targeting a release next year and both will likely be in 3D.