Updated: Orlando Bloom has joined the cast!
More than one remake of Alexandre Dumas' swashbuckling heroes are currently in the works.
Paul W.S. Anderson penned the script with Andrew Davies, (screenwriter of 1995 Pride & Prejudice and many other period dramas). The two have known each other since their days at England’s University of Warwick, when Anderson was a student and Davies a tutor. Anderson sought out Davies, knowing the project needed a script that was strong in character and romance to complement the action.
Release date: October 14, 2011
Watch trailer, trailer #2
Director Paul Anderson discusses style of film
Video: press conference
Official music video: When We Were Young (by Take That)
pics of cast in costume
Costume designer Pierre-Yves Gayraud
video: Orlando Bloom on set
Screencaps: preview of film (added May 2)
Screencaps: preview of film (added May 5)
Movie stills (added Aug 6)
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 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.”
Cast includes: Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen, Christoph Waltz, Mads Mikkelsen, Milla Jovovich, Juno Temple
[Macfadyen shown on left in lame attempt at photoshop, shown on right spotted on set]
Screencrave: "This film truly has an international cast. Waltz is Austrian, Jovovich is from the Ukraine, Evans and Macfayden are from the UK, Mikkelsen is Danish, Stevenson is Irish, and Lerman is American. It looks like this movie will have something for everyone."
Ray Stevenson as Porthos
Luke Evans as Aramis
Orlando Bloom as Duke of Buckingham
Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort
Logan Lerman as D'Artagnan
Milla Jovovich as Milady de Winter
Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu
Juno Temple as Queen Anne
James Cordon as servant Planchet
Sources: heat vision, comingsoon.net, cinematical
Pic of Macfadyen on set: [source]