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Doug Liman set to direct The Three Musketeers?

Apr. 2, 2010by:

According to THR's Heat Vision blog, apparently so! Not only that, but director Doug Liman's version of THE THREE MUSKETEERS for Warner Bros. would be in a race against Paul W.S. Anderson's Musketeer movie (in 3D) over at Summit Entertainment. Considering Liman was behind one of my all-time favorite movies with SWINGERS, I'm gonna have to side with him in this swashbuckling race.

On board to to adapt the classic adventure yarn by Alexandre Dumas is screenwriter Peter Straughan (THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS, HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS & ALIENATE PEOPLE). Dumas's novel, "tells the story of a young man named D'Artagnan as he joins forces with three veteran and disgraced French musketeers to stop the villainous Cardinal Richelieu." This adaptation, as with the competing Anderson film, is expected to be 3D as well.

Not much other information on the film is divulged, but Heat Vision does state that Liman (JUMPER, THE BOURNE IDENTITY) was offered the gig over director David Frankel (MARLEY & ME, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA), which seems like a no-brainer considering their respective CVs.

It should also be noted that Lionel Wigram is producing. Wigram was the initiator of last year's very cool retelling of SHERLOCK HOLMES. Should we expect THE THREE MUSKETEERS to get similar treatment?
Extra Tidbit: Admittedly, SWINGERS is a film that really succeeds because of its cast and script, not so much its direction. But THE BOURNE IDENTITY showed Liman's got it where it counts. What do you think? Is he a good fit for something like this?

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11:27PM on 04/02/2010
look i don't mind another re-telling of the Musketeers,they are classic stories that should be retold for every generation.Just as long as we don't get Bryan Adams,Rod Stewart and Sting on the soundtrack.
look i don't mind another re-telling of the Musketeers,they are classic stories that should be retold for every generation.Just as long as we don't get Bryan Adams,Rod Stewart and Sting on the soundtrack.
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4:53PM on 04/02/2010
STOP REMAKING THIS STORY! We have enough movies based on The Three Musketeers. We really don't need TWO more.
STOP REMAKING THIS STORY! We have enough movies based on The Three Musketeers. We really don't need TWO more.
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11:40AM on 04/02/2010

I love Liman

Go is one of the my all time favorite films, so, im down for anything he does. I think hes a great action man. Jumper,mr and mrs smith, go, bourne...all shot great.
Go is one of the my all time favorite films, so, im down for anything he does. I think hes a great action man. Jumper,mr and mrs smith, go, bourne...all shot great.
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6:50AM on 04/02/2010

Very cool retelling of sherlock Holmes???

Sherlock Holmes sucked!! It was a CGI orgy with a lame story. It felt like "Wild Wild West" with Will Smith...
I loved the first Bourne, so I am confident Doug Liman can pull this of, although I'm not amazed with the idea of another musketeer movie. But it seems that every generation gets one...
Sherlock Holmes sucked!! It was a CGI orgy with a lame story. It felt like "Wild Wild West" with Will Smith...
I loved the first Bourne, so I am confident Doug Liman can pull this of, although I'm not amazed with the idea of another musketeer movie. But it seems that every generation gets one...
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