Paul W.S. Anderson to make 3-D Musketeers film. Nice project, bad director.

Posted on 03 September 2009 by Quaid

We’ve had quite a few adaptations of the Three Musketeers story.  Some are bad, some are good, but all involve those little tiny, skinny pointy wimp swords.

3MusketeersSo I can only speculate that Paul W.S. “I have too many names and make bad Resident Evil films” Anderson’s pitch for the movie was this:

“Hey, you know those pointy swords?  What if we show them…IN 3-D!?!?”

That necessitates an immediate $100 million budget, don’t you think?

Paul Anderson, the lesser of the three Andersons behind Wes and P.T., is the kind of director that is simply bad.  Because he never reaches Uwe Boll levels of sub-mediocrity, though, he never gets the crap he deserves.

Well, maybe when he made that lackluster Aliens vs. Predator movie.  But I actually enjoyed that one for a few seconds before I started to think about it too hard…

Anyway, the man is gearing up to make a new version of the Three Musketeers story, in 3-D, for the moviegoing masses.  But don’t worry, character drama haters, Paul wants to make a movie that is “unlike any adaptation we’ve ever seen!!!” (yawn.)

Here’s his take:

“We are definitely modernizing ‘The Three Musketeers’ without compromising the fun of shooting a period piece…But in our film, corsets and feathered hats don’t take center stage. Our version is rich in eye-popping action, romance and adventure.”

So…Pirates of the Caribbean but not as good?                           

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