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09.02.09 28 Comments

Hold on to your girdle, grandma, because Paul WS Anderson, the director of Resident Evil and Alien Vs. Predator, is adapting The Three Musketeers.  Based on a script he co-wrote with the screenwriter of Bridget Jones Diary.  OOOH WHA-AA AA-AA!

The 1844 Alexandre Dumas tale tells of d’Artagnan, a young man who leaves home to become a member of the fighting force of the French king’s royal household. Along the way, he makes friends with three of the force’s best — and most disgraced — members: Athos, Porthos and Aramis, whose creed of friendship is “All for one and one for all!”

The intent is for the film to have a contemporary feel, though that does not mean ditching the period setting.

“We are definitely modernizing ‘The Three Musketeers’ without compromising the fun of shooting a period piece,” said Paul WS Anderson, who hopes to shoot in France and Germany. “But in our film, corsets and feathered hats don’t take center stage. Our version is rich in eye-popping action, romance and adventure.” [THR]

So how do you modernize without removing the period setting?  DUH, Linkin Park songs.  Also, instead of feathered tri-corners, Ed Hardy hats.  And the Musketeers new motto is “Bros before hos.”  And d’Artagnan’s new name is D’Alcapone Alpacino McFrenchguy.

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