The Three Musketeers‘ New Motto: “All for One and One for Flying Airships of Awesome”

So. Looks like Paul WS Anderson made a movie with Milla jumping off Versailles in baroque and is calling it a steampunk take on The Three Musketeers.

Well, there’s certainly more to it than that. If Anderson wanted to break out of the Resident Evil franchise, I have to say this is a pretty flashy way to do it. A couple of things in this trailer that stood out for me:

One: Orlando Bloom’s a baddie! Interesting choice. Besides, him as D’Artagnan would just smack of Will Turner Redux.

Two: Okay, the CGI-work is pretty typical of the Resident Evil stuff, but it’s still pretty. The dragon-head, flame-throwing cannons there are pretty sweet (though logically, never put something that sparks on an airship…)

Three: The famous swashbucking trio are being played by a Norse God, a Greek God and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Who all happen to be British. I like this line-up. And their shiny swords and grapple guns.

Thoughts?


Ay-leen the Peacemaker runs Tor.com Steampunk on Facebook and Twitter as well as the multicultural steampunk blog Beyond Victoriana. She wishes she could look that badass everyday as Milla does.

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