Millennium Films Developing New ‘Three Musketeers’

The Three Musketeers

Millennium Films recently acquired Alexandre Dumas’ “Three Musketeers” with plans on adapting it in to at least one feature film. Millennium’s Rambo grossed over $100 million earlier this year, and since then the production company has been snatching up other classic titles for possible remakes, including Conan, Hercules, and Buck Rogers.

Dumas’ novel has been in the public domain for years and has been adapted at least 50 times. The adaptation Millenium Films plans to produce will be a prequel to the classic novel, showing how Athos, Porthos and Aramis initially bonded and became the Three Musketeers. After the prequel, they’ll develop a film based on the novel. As a fan of the novel, I’m interested in seeing the back-story they develop. Hopefully, Millenium Films’ rendition will be less Disney and family oriented. I would love to see the Musketeers tale done as a realistic period piece, sticking to the violence, betrayal and sensuality of Dumas’ story. And if that second film happens, although they do seem to be getting ahead of themselves by planning it now, hopefully it will be true to the epic 19th Century novel. Athos, Porthos, and Aramis were the rebels of the musketeers, always playing by their own rules and being vehemently verbally reprimanded by their superior. It’s a lot like every movie detective since, well, ever.

Source: Collider

David is a native Californian now living in North Texas, where he attends college. David was introduced to movies at way too young of an age, and has been engrossed, obsessed, and desensitized ever since. He enjoys writing and watching movies, and after covering the 38th USA Film Festival in Dallas for "Park Cities Magazine", he figured combining the two might be a good idea. He generally uses the "5 Movies You Would Want With You on a Desert Island" question as a way to start conversations with women. However, since his are Ghostbusters, The Godfather Part II, There Will Be Blood, The Big Lebowski, and Bullitt, the conversations never really go very far. He's still hoping for the day that he meets the woman who would take Bullitt to the island.

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