The Three Musketeers Movie
I am so excited about this movie. I saw the teaser trailer (below). This movie looks like its going to kick some serious butt! I mean look at the top cast!
A 19-year-old Logan Lerman, possibly best known for very charismatic performances in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Gamer will be taking on the role of D’Artagnan in this remake of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel of the same name. I’m excited to see him in this role. He’s a terribly charming young actor, and I think he’ll be able to pull off this role with ease.
Juno Temple, another young talent at 22, will be playing the role of Queen Anne. Juno is known to me from roles in Atonement, The Other Boelyn Girl and Notes on a Scandal. In the Other Boelyn Girl Juno played Jane Boelyn, a young woman at the mercy of the men in her life who is married to the ill fated George Boelyn. The character was a strong one, if a little damaged. I think the role of Queen Anne will be an easy one for her to fill. She’s had the practice of acting as you would in a court setting, and Queen Anne will be an opportunity to spread those wings that much further.
Mila Jovovich is another name that should definitely be noted in this upcoming release. After finding that the director for Musketeers (Paul W.S. Anderson) is also responsible for directing Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Afterlife it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Mila was cast in this movie. She’ll be playing M’Lady De Winter who in short, is the bad…….girl, of the story. And based on what you see of her in the trailer, she’s a force to be reckoned with! She’s amazing in everything I’ve seen her in, and Musketeers will be no exception.
The Musketeers themselves, Porthos, Athos and Aramis are played by Ray Stevenson, (Punisher: War Zone, King Arthur) Matthew McFadden, (Pillars of the Earth, Pride and Prejudice) and Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans, Robin Hood) respectively. All are faces I recognize, but with the exception of Ray Stevenson, I haven’t seen them in roles that were as actions packed as I’m expecting to see in Musketeers. Most recently I saw Matthew McFadden in the miniseries Pillars of the Earth where he played a rather mild mannered Prior, so I’m very interested to see how he does as a Musketeer.
Finally, we have Orlando Bloom as The Duke of Buckingham and Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu. So, the cast is definitely top notch.
For me however, whenever a movie is made of any kind of classic literature, integrity to the original story is just as important as anything else, maybe even a little more. Unfortunately, this is a Dumas novel that I have not read, and since the trailer is so short, and the plot summary so succinct, its hard to determine how true this movie will stay to Dumas’ original work. Of course the release date isn’t until October, so I have plenty of time to get that novel under my belt. I have very high hopes for this movie, based on the cast and director.
What I’ve seen in the trailer looks great, and that’s only the teaser trailer.
Review by Jade of “The Spoiler Free Movie Review”
The Three Musketeers Movie theatrical trailer:
Scheduled to be released October 14th 2011 below are Official Posters from the upcoming movie. To see larger/complete images simply click on the thumbnail images:
Below are still pictures from the upcoming release of “The Three Musketeers”: