The Three Musketeers are being revived again, this time being brought back to the big screen by Sherlock Holmes producer and co-writer Lionel Wigram.
Wigram has hired Peter Straughan (Sixty Six, The Men Who Stare at Goats) to turn Alexandre Dumas’ classic 17th century adventure into a swashbuckling tale that will make it more accessible to younger moviergoers.
The Three Musketeers, Dumas classic, follows young D’Artagnan as he strives to become a musketeer in the service of the French king. He is mentored by three older Musketeers — Athos, Aramis and Porthos — and they end up doing battle against the scheming Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter. The most notable recent film was a Disney release in 1993, starring Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt and Kiefer Sutherland.
No director or cast has been attached to the project yet. Paul W.S. Anderson is also developing a 3D version of The Three Musketeers for German-based Constantin.