Christoph Waltz & More Cast in Anderson's Three Musketeers
by Ethan Anderton
May 10, 2010
One of two upcoming projects about on the legendary Three Musketeers comes from lackluster director Paul W.S. Anderson, but it looks like his cast is shaping up to be quite the impressive round-up of talent as Heat Vision reports Ray Stevenson (The Book of Eli), Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans) and Matthew Macfadyen (Robin Hood) have been cast as Porthos, Athos & Aramis respectively, while Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) will play the young aspiring musketeer D'Artagnan. Christoph Waltz will also play the plotting Cardinal Richelieu. That's already got me interested, and there's even a few more that have joined.
In addition, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen will be playing Rochefort, while Anderson's wife and Resident Evil staple Milla Jovovich will play Milady de Winter, a former love of Athos who is described as a 17th century Bond girl. Aside from being unnecessarily presented in 3-D Anderson's version of the musketeers is going for a contemporary feel without moving the story from the traditional period setting. More casting is on the way as an offer is out to Orlando Bloom to play musketeer nemesis the Duke of Buckingham (but he's not fully signed yet). Quite an impressive cast for a project we didn't have too much hope for initially.
For my money, all legitimate criticism aside, my childhood will never allow me to let go of Disney's classic 1993 version of The Three Musketeers that starred Jack Bauer Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt and Chris O'Donnell. And honestly, how can Anderson's new version of The Three Musketeers even measure up to that anyway without an amazing love ballad from Sting, Rod Stewart and Bryan Adams? Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
the musketeer movies in the 70s are my fave...i know u have to be jokin bout the 90s version
monal on May 10, 2010
I remember liking the 93 version a lot, too. Oliver Platt is always awesome.
Paul on May 10, 2010
same here alex.. the cast looks impressive.. but i don't know if it will ever measure up to the '93 version, which i thought was absolutely amazing. But will be looking forward to it..
Shemah on May 10, 2010
You mean Mads Mikkelsen not Luke Evans? Get it right guys...The guy in Casino Royale and Clash of the Titans is Mads Mikkelsen.
Luke on May 10, 2010
93 movie classic ? None of Musketeer versions are anywhere close to the book. They will butcher this just like they did with Sherlock Holmes. BTW "musketeer nemesis the Duke of Buckingham" have you even read the book ?
shige on May 10, 2010
#7 If you know that is wrong, why conveying false information ?
shige on May 11, 2010
I love disney's version like I loved Kevin costner's classic robin hood. (Also featuring Bryan adams.)sometimes i get those two confused. Let's not forget that tim curry was the bad guy in disney's version. And that fool made me scared of the Catholic church!
indyjack86 on May 11, 2010
What will be different from the other Musketeers? Do we really need to keep seeing this over and over?
M on May 11, 2010
1993 version - the best? Pish pash! Richard Lester's version from 1973 is by far the best. Come on, how can the combination of Michael York, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee and Richard Chamberlain not be gold? It's absurd to even mention Charlie Sheens name...
N on May 12, 2010
I am excited about this movie. I enjoy all the Musketeer movies just like all the Robin Hood movies and the Robin Hood series.. #9 you only have to see it over and over if you choose to watch it over and over. Simple!!!!!!!
Sharon on May 12, 2010
Yeah, I gotta agree about the '93 version NOT being the best. The ones in the 70's were better and had a spectacular cast.
MTHand on May 12, 2010
Richard Lester's version in the 70s still the best. Wish they could convince someone from that version to do a cameo in the 2011 one. Maybe Michael York as D'Artagnan's father?
howie on Jun 1, 2010
The best Musketeers movie ever was The man with the iron mask. Not the original story, but hey it was brilliantly acted an full of realistic action. No fairytale nonsense like the 93 version
Shade on Oct 11, 2010
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