The 3 Musketeers!!

18 02 2010

The Three Musketeers has been adapted several times into movies, the one adaption that comes to mind is the 1993 version starring a very young Chris O’Donnell. Hmm.. Wasn’t he dreamy, with his soft curls and baby face. Every-time a NCIS: Los Angles commercial comes on, I start singing Bryan Adams ‘All for One‘. That version wasn’t a good one at all. Coming from Disney studios, meaning it was made for the kiddies but had some serious tones for the grown-ups, I didn’t expect any real accuracy from book to film. But the most recent adaptation that infuriates me is 2001’s The Musketeer starring a pre-Grey’s Justin Chambers……sigh……It was bad….The fight scenes weren’t even able to save that shit-ta-cious movie.

I am glad that one of my favorite book is getting another update, this time it’ll be more of a modern tale in the vein of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlocke Holmes. Yay!! The potential for a frachise, like Sherlocke Holmes, is ripe for the picking. The other two books in the d’Artagnan Romances might get their chance to come to the big screen.

Giving  THM a contemporary update is screenwriter Peter Straughan (The Men Who Stare At Goats) and produced by Lionel Wigram (Sherlocke Holmes). I am hopeful for this one…stay tuned for updates.

Take it away Bryan Adams…….