Netflix is developing a Three Musketeers movie with a modern twist

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

The Three Musketeers, Netflix

There have been quite a number of adaptations of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure tale "The Three Musketeers" over the last hundred years, and THR has reported that Netflix will be bringing us the next one.

The streaming juggernaut has picked up a pitch from Harrison Query revolving around "The Three Musketeers," but unlike the 17th century setting of the novel, Netflix's film will apparently be a modern take on the adventure. Not much else is known about the project, other than it's been described as MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE in tone. In case you need a refresher from high-school English class, Alexandre Dumas' novel takes place in France and "tells the story of a young man named d'Artagnan, who wants to join a fabled king's guard known as the Musketeers. He is rejected but meets reknown musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis, becoming embroiled with them in an adventure involving court intrigue and espionage." This isn't the first project of Harrison Query's which Netflix has picked up, as they previously spent quite the pretty penny in order to scoop up WAR PARTY, a military-themed film which will find Tom Hardy (VENOM) starring as an elite and highly decorated Navy SEAL and Andrew Dominik (THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD) directing and co-writing.

One of the last big-screen adaptations of the novel was Paul W.S. Anderson's THE THREE MUSKETEERS back in 2011 which starred Matthew Macfadyen as Athos, Logan Lerman as D'Artagnan, Ray Stevenson as Porthos, and  Luke Evans as Aramis. Anyone out there count that as your favourite THREE MUSKETEERS film?

Source: THR

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