Saturday, February 27, 2010

Anderson Makes The Cut With "3D Musketeers"

As Sneak Peek first reported December 6 , director Paul W. S. Anderson ("Resident Evil: Afterlife") will direct a 3D version of author Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" for Constantin Films and Impact Pictures, to be produced by Jeremy Bolt.

Shooting will start at Germany's Babelsberg Studios in Germany and in France this summer, from a screenplay by Peter Straughan ("The Men Who Stare at Goats").

Toronto-based Summit Entertainment ("Twilight") has acquired North American distribution rights.

Producer Bolt said the feature plans to use the same 3D camera system director James Cameron utelized in "Avatar".

"Yes, it'll be 'Three' in 3D," said Bolt about "Three Musketeers".

"We've learned so much from this film ('Afterlife'), it would be a pity not to build on that...We have a script ready to go. Paul has to finish ('Afterlife'), so we'll probably be shooting ('Three Musketeers') in late summer..."

"The Three Musketeers" follows the adventures of 'd'Artagnan' after he leaves home to become a guard of the king's 'musketeers'. The 'three' musketeers' of the title are 'Athos', 'Porthos' and 'Aramis', inseparable friends who live by the motto "all for one, one for all". The book was first published in serial form in the magazine "Le Si├Ęcle" between March and July 1844.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Three Musketeers".