Tragically, Eva Green will not be playing a musketeer. But everything else about this epic international production sounds promising. As Variety reports, Alexandre Dumas’ classic is being adapted into two feature-length films, The Three Musketeers—D’Artagnan and The Three Musketeers—Milady, both of which will be directed by Martin Bourboulon (Eiffel).
Both films will shoot in France this summer. Cassel (Westworld) plays Athos; Green (Penny Dreadful) plays Milady; François Civil plays D’Artagnan, and the classic musketeers are rounded out by Pio Marmaï as Porthos and Romain Duris as Aramis. The scripts by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière are based on Dumas’ novel, but also include a new character based on France’s first Black musketeer.
It’s been a decade since the last American adaptation of The Three Musketeers: Paul W.S. Anderson’s steampunky 3D version (pictured above), which starred the slightly baffling lineup of Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Luke Evans, Ray Stevenson, and Milla Jovovich. (And let us not forget Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort.) The ’90s also got a very ’90s version in which, naturally, Tim Curry played the villainous Cardinal Richelieu.
The French production hasn’t yet secured US distribution, but there’s plenty of time. And it would be cruel to deny us a swashbuckling Cassel.