The cult work of Alexandre Dumas will experience a new adaptation from France. This ambitious project, in two parts, is accompanied by a luxury cast. A first image has just been unveiled while filming is in full swing.
The three Musketeers : a large-scale French project
French cinema also knows how to put resources on the table and venture from time to time towards the big show. We cannot say that we box in the same category as the masters in the field – the Americans – but a few examples prove that we know how to manage. We can bet that the new adaptation of Three Musketeers falls into the category of successes. For the moment, on paper, the project has something to arouse some enthusiasm for. It will be composed of two films, which shows a certain ambition and confidence on the part of producers.
The screenplay was written by the duo Alexandre de la Patellière / Matthieu Delaporte, while Martin Bourboulon was hired to take charge of the production. The interested party will also be talked about with Eiffel soon, another production expected in the French landscape. He also directed in Romain Duris, a French star who is also in the cast of Three Musketeers. He will play Aramis, while François Civil will be d’Artagnan, Vincent Cassel will be Athos and Pio Marmaï will be Porthos. Still with regard to the cast, Louis Garrel will lend his features to Louis XIII, Oliver Jackson-Cohen will be the Duke of Birmingham, Vicky Krieps will be Queen Anne of Austria and, finally, Eva Green will be Milady de Winter, the great villain. .
A first images, in full shooting
Filming has just started and the business promises to be heavy, with a schedule on 27 weeks. The shootings should end in May 2022. A duration which seems excessive but which can be explained by the fact that the two films are shot in quick succession. Pathé has just revealed a first official image, on which we see two characters from the back – we think we can guess that one of them is Aramis.
In addition to this shot, a synopsis was released:
From the Louvre to Buckingham Palace, from the lowlands of Paris to the siege of La Rochelle… In a Kingdom divided by the wars of religion and threatened with invasion by England, a handful of men and women will cross their swords and link their destiny to that of France.
The release of the first part is planned somewhere at the start of 2023. The sequel is expected to arrive later this year or in 2024.