All for one, and one for 3-D! According to THR, Paul W.S. Anderson will produce the upcoming remake of The Three Musketeers. Anderson will be following the current Hollywood trend, by producing the film with digital 3-D technology. Why, you ask? I don’t know, but I’m sure there has to be some logical reason behind this.
Anderson co-wrote the script for The Three Musketeers alongside Andrew Davies, and believes their take on the classic tale will stand out among previous remakes.
“We are definitely modernizing ‘The Three Musketeers’ without compromising the fun of shooting a period piece,” said 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.”
The original story of The Three Musketeers centers on” 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 story was published in 1844 and written by Alexandre Dumas.
Anderson is best known for his film adaptations of the video game Resident Evil, and we all know how wonderful those turned out. Everything does not need to be in 3-D! Every once in a while it’s fine, but at the moment it’s being used as a creative crutch. If your film is bad, it’s bad. You can’t save a one dimensional script, by placing a three dimensional filter over it. What’s next?
What do you think about Anderson’s decision to remake The Three Musketeers in 3-D?