Some stories need to be told again and again, so Warner Bros. is currently in talks with Bourne Identity director Doug Liman to once again capture the tale of the Three Musketeers. This version of Alexandre Dumas’ legendary story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and their Mexican cousin Picos de Gallos, is currently uncast, as WB tries to lock down the predecessor to the Paul Greengrass seizure-cam Bourne films.
Take it away Variety:
Project was set up at the studio earlier this year by producer Lionel Wigram, who hired screenwriter Peter Straughan (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”) and Bridget O’Connor to update the swashbuckling tale. Wigram, who also produced “Sherlock Holmes” for Warners, has a first-look deal with the studio.
But come on, Warner Bros. If you’re going to remake a movie that’s been remade 600 times, you need something different. You need to take it to a new level. You need to… CHANGE THE GAME. But won’t someone step forward and change the Three Musketeers game already?
Brit helmer Paul Anderson is also prepping a 3D version of the tale for Summit with the backing of Germany’s Constantin.
Oh snap! I can read the New York Post headline now: “Limey Upstages Liman.” Paul W.S. Anderson is currently wrapping up Death Race: Frankenstein Lives and Resident Evil: Afterlife. Before he gets to work on his Musketeers project, he’s bringing the iconic Nintendo video game Castlevania to the big screen. I guess what I’m trying to say here is *long fart noise*.