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The Three Musketeers will ride again

Feb. 12, 2010by: Paul Tassi

With the success of SHERLOCK HOLMES and the probable success of ROBIN HOOD, another classic band of heroes is being resurrected for the big screen. HOLMES producer Lionel Wigram is starting to collect ingredients for a THREE MUSKETEERS movie, and he’s already hired THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS writer, Peter Straughan, to draft a script.

Before they became best known for being a delicious candy bar, the Musketeers were a band of 17th century swordsmen out to thwart the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu with a distinct habit of high-fiving each other with their swords. Their leader is D’Artagnan and the Musketeers themselves are his crew, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, so really, there’s four of them. I feel like there’s a Jeopardy question in there somewhere.

In a world filled with board games and toys getting their own franchises, it almost seems refreshing to get a film based on classic literature for a change, even if it’s still nothing near an original idea. I think a project like this could be pretty cool, but the dynamic between the actors will be what makes or breaks the movie, and casting a good Musketeers crew will be extremely important, as it’s not just a pair that needs to jive together, but a foursome.

Extra Tidbit: No, this has nothing to do with that Paul WS Anderson Musketeers project you may have heard about, nor is it a remake of thoroughly awesome Kiefer Sutherland/Charlie Sheen movie.
Source: Variety

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3:16PM on 02/15/2010
I'm down. But one thing I don't understand (know the movies, but not familiar with story) is why it's called "The Three Musketeers" when there are FOUR people in the poster doing the, what Paul Tassi calls, "high fiving with swords". Shouldn't it be called "The Four Musketeers"?
I'm down. But one thing I don't understand (know the movies, but not familiar with story) is why it's called "The Three Musketeers" when there are FOUR people in the poster doing the, what Paul Tassi calls, "high fiving with swords". Shouldn't it be called "The Four Musketeers"?
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11:29AM on 02/14/2010

Two Great Films

I'm looking forward to this, but I have to say, there are two 3M films that will be hard to beat: The 1993 classic, "The Three Musketeers " with Kiefer, Charlie, Oliver and Chris, and 1998's incredible movie, "The Man In The Iron Mask' with Leo, Jeremy, John, Grard, and Gabriel. Two fantastic movies! Bring it on folks!
I'm looking forward to this, but I have to say, there are two 3M films that will be hard to beat: The 1993 classic, "The Three Musketeers " with Kiefer, Charlie, Oliver and Chris, and 1998's incredible movie, "The Man In The Iron Mask' with Leo, Jeremy, John, Grard, and Gabriel. Two fantastic movies! Bring it on folks!
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2:26PM on 02/13/2010

Must Have Mucho Swashbuckling Love

I want to see epic sword fighting insanity!!!!
I want to see epic sword fighting insanity!!!!
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8:29PM on 02/12/2010

cast this

Please give Jean Dujardin a part in this. He's the funniest french guy ever. And Sacha Baron Cohen would be good too.
Please give Jean Dujardin a part in this. He's the funniest french guy ever. And Sacha Baron Cohen would be good too.
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7:19PM on 02/12/2010

Always fun a bit of sword fighting!

This will be interesting! I didn't mind "The Muskateer" in 2001 as much it didn't do that well, it was fun!

And what's with bagging Bryan Adams? No one pumps out a good balad like him! And what other type of music is going to suit this genre better? Definitely not Techno/Dance or Alternative fairy shit!
This will be interesting! I didn't mind "The Muskateer" in 2001 as much it didn't do that well, it was fun!

And what's with bagging Bryan Adams? No one pumps out a good balad like him! And what other type of music is going to suit this genre better? Definitely not Techno/Dance or Alternative fairy shit!
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3:52PM on 02/12/2010

Sounds Promising

As long as Rod Stewart and Bryan Adams stay the fuck away from the soundtrack.
As long as Rod Stewart and Bryan Adams stay the fuck away from the soundtrack.
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2:24PM on 02/12/2010
We shall see...
We shall see...
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2:18PM on 02/12/2010

Hope it is done right.

Althought high on camp, I still like the old Disney movie... Gabrielle Anwar and Julie Delpy gracing the screen at the same time. Niceeee.
Althought high on camp, I still like the old Disney movie... Gabrielle Anwar and Julie Delpy gracing the screen at the same time. Niceeee.
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2:16PM on 02/12/2010

I think we can all agree...

... that the best part of the [link] movie was the fantastic Sting/Rod Stewart/BRYAN FUCKING ADAMS song ALL FOR LOVE.

With the worst part of the movie obviously being Chris O'Donnell.
... that the best part of the [link] movie was the fantastic Sting/Rod Stewart/BRYAN FUCKING ADAMS song ALL FOR LOVE.

With the worst part of the movie obviously being Chris O'Donnell.
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2:08PM on 02/12/2010

Rochefort. Isn't that a smelly kind of cheese?

Get some new ideas... not re-hash. But yeah, the Charlie Sheen movie kicked some ass. Introduced me to the awesomeness of Oliver Platt as Porthos.

"Taking care of something ugly!"
Get some new ideas... not re-hash. But yeah, the Charlie Sheen movie kicked some ass. Introduced me to the awesomeness of Oliver Platt as Porthos.

"Taking care of something ugly!"
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2:04PM on 02/12/2010

Hell no

I've seen what Hollywood does with Dumas classics. I had to endure "The Count of Monte Cristo"
I've seen what Hollywood does with Dumas classics. I had to endure "The Count of Monte Cristo"
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1:00PM on 02/12/2010
This is great news if they cast me in it. If they don't, meh! The Charlie Sheen Musketeers is bloody fantastic. Love that film!
This is great news if they cast me in it. If they don't, meh! The Charlie Sheen Musketeers is bloody fantastic. Love that film!
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12:38PM on 02/12/2010

Tidbit

Yeah I loved the Kiefer Sutherland/Charlie Sheen too...... Hope they make this as funny as that and Sherlock...
Yeah I loved the Kiefer Sutherland/Charlie Sheen too...... Hope they make this as funny as that and Sherlock...
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11:58AM on 02/12/2010

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Yeah, that version was the best of the ones I saw if for no other reason than how close it held to the novels. Of course, even then it strayed a good deal from Dumas' version of the tale.

I'm also curious to see when, if ever, they'll do a version that includes the lackeys as well as the musketeers. Mousqueton, Planchet, Grimaud and Bazin each had somewhat significant roles in the narrative at various points.

When you look at it, there really is too much material in the original works, I
Yeah, that version was the best of the ones I saw if for no other reason than how close it held to the novels. Of course, even then it strayed a good deal from Dumas' version of the tale.

I'm also curious to see when, if ever, they'll do a version that includes the lackeys as well as the musketeers. Mousqueton, Planchet, Grimaud and Bazin each had somewhat significant roles in the narrative at various points.

When you look at it, there really is too much material in the original works, I suppose. I know there's (probably) no way to pack all the details, characters, and plots points into just one movie. On the other hand, that gives them an opportunity to do something new by picking up on aspects of the books that haven't been touched on much or at all in the other film versions. At any rate, it will be interesting to see what kind of overall tone they shoot for in this one.
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11:47AM on 02/12/2010

Not sure how this makes me feel

I've seen the many versions of this story throughout my career watching movies and most of them have been pretty good so I wouldn't say I wouldn't see this but I am skeptical. How will this movie be any different then it's many predessors? When they can answer that then we'll see if it's worth making a trip to the theater.
I've seen the many versions of this story throughout my career watching movies and most of them have been pretty good so I wouldn't say I wouldn't see this but I am skeptical. How will this movie be any different then it's many predessors? When they can answer that then we'll see if it's worth making a trip to the theater.
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