Over the past few months there’s been an unspoken duel going on between Warner Bros and Summit Entertainment. Both studios are producing adaptations of The Three Musketeers, one with Paul W.S. Anderson and the other with Doug Liman. According to a recent report from Deadline, Liman’s version might never get off the ground because a new project called All You Need Is Kill has caught his eye.
All You Need Is Kill, is based on the Hiroshi Sakurazaka novel of the same name and was adapted for the screen by Dante Harper. The story centers on “a soldier pressed into battle against a superior alien species, gets killed in action, and relives his last day alive over and over. Eventually, he sees things change, he becomes a better warrior and discovers hints that might be the key to altering the outcome.”
It looks like Liman and Warner Bros may shift their attention to this film as opposed to The Three Musketeers, which Summit clearly has the upper hand on. Anderson has already cast the majority of his actors including Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom, and Milla Jovovich. So far, we’ve heard nothing about the development of Liman’s script or the film’s actors. It almost seems like a second priority.
Do you think Liman will direct The Three Musketeers or move on to All You Need Is Kill?