Waltz, Bloom, Lerman & More In “Musketeers”

Though the Doug Liman-directed “Three Musketeers” adaptation at Warner Bros. Pictures is rushing forward, the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed rival project at Summit Entertainment isn’t resting on its laurels either.

Heat Vision reports that Anderson has assembled a rather impressive cast for his 3D version of the Alexandre Dumas’ adventure classic which will keep the period setting but have a “contemporary feel”.

As our heroes we’re getting Logan Lerman (“Percy Jackson,” “Gamer”) as D’Artagnan, Ray Stevenson (“Rome,” “The Book of Eli”) as Porthos, Luke Evans (“Clash of the Titans,” “Robin Hood”) as Athos and Matthew Macfadyen (“Frost/Nixon,” “Pride & Prejudice”) as Aramis.

Joining them as the villains are Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”) as Cardinal Richelieu, Mads Mikkelsen (“Casino Royale”) as Rochefort and Milla Jovovich (“Resident Evil”) as Athos’ former flame Milady de Winter. Orlando Bloom (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) is also in negotiations to play the Duke of Buckingham but hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Robert Kulzer, Jeremy Bolt and Anderson will produce. Shooting on this version kicks off in September, ahead of Liman’s version which at present is scheduled to begin filming later this Fall.