Paul W.S. Anderson's Musketeers Picked Up By Summit, Coming Next Summer
The battle of the competing Three Musketeers movies just got even more real. While the Doug Liman-directed project moves forward at Warner Bros., the one headed by Paul W.S. Anderson has found a distributor with Summit Entertainment, and is now scheduled for a release next summer.
According to THR the new summer release date means principal photography has to be moved up by a month, with shooting now scheduled to start in August. Meanwhile Doug Liman won't start shooting until the fall, which almost definitely means Anderson's project will be the first to hit theaters, even with the fact that it's in 3D. Much of the cast was announced last week, with Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans and Matthew Macfadyen on board to play the Musketeers (you know there were four, right?), and Christoph Waltz as the villainous Cardinal Richelieu. Last we hear Orlando Bloom was being pursued to play another villain, but the new THR report has Mads Mikkelsen on board as a different baddie, Rochefort. Anderson's wife Milla Jovovich is also in there somewhere as an old flame of one of the Musketeers, just to add some requisite girl power.
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