Friday, September 4, 2009

PAUL W.S. ANDERSON DOING THE NEW "THREE MUSKETEERS"


One of the news from "The Hollywood Reporter" states that Paul W.S. Anderson is preparing to direct "The Three Musketeers" which will be filmed in 3D. His plan is to make it more contemporary in terms of action, language and dynamics, but it will still be set in a period landscape.
Here's what he said himself: "We are modernizing THE THREE MUSKETEERS without compromising the fun of shooting a period piece. But in our film, corsets and feathered hats don't take the center stage. Our version is rich in eye-popping action, romance and adventure."
The shooting starts early next year with the possible premiere in 2011.
Although Hollywood Spy adores historical movies I'm really not sure whether we really need another adaptation of Dumas' novel. Can't they find anything more fresh???

6 comments:

  1. I could probably watch it again, if there was nothing better. :)
    And there is nothing new that they could do/achieve with their "modernizing". No matter what the director says. We've seen it all already. :)

    But as always, this new movie will also attract new/younger audience, one that had never seen Three Musketeers before in their life. The audience that can't bother itself to rent some older version of the movie from any kind of video store.

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  2. Well, I could see it to, but still, they could have adapted any other Dumas' novel, after all he has so many of them, and all of them fully cinematical :)

    Let us at least hope that the cast will be interesting.

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  3. They could do a SF version of Three Musketeers. Like what they did with Treasure Island (several times). :)) Or some version with different time period, or different nation/state.

    That would be a new approach.

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  4. One of the versions that I enjoyed the least was DARTAGNAN'S DAUGHTER with Michael York and Nastasia Kinski which was shot in Croatia few years ago.

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  5. Didn't see that one. But I remember the version with York as Dartagnan. I liked that movie. I think it was quite long, maybe even a double feature.

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  6. This one was with his daughter :) played by an actress who played Chardonay in THE FOOTBALLERS' WIVES but you didn't watch that show :PPPP

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