Paul W.S. Anderson's Three Musketeers get a teaser trailer

All for one, etc...

A teaser trailer for Paul W.S. Anderson's The Three Musketeers has arrived online.

Unlike the recent Conan trailer, this one manages to give a decent flavour of the movie in under 90 seconds.

Given that it's from the director behind the Resident Evil and Death Race franchises, it's no surprise that this isn't a stuffy, reverent period piece.

This version sees Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief) as the latest actor in a long line to portray D'Artagnan, while Matthew McFayden, Ray Stevenson and Luke Evans make up the musketeers.

Christoph Waltz, Milla Jovovich and Orlando Bloom are on villain duties, and there's even a small role for the latest Dark Knight Rises recruit Juno Temple.

The trailer makes it clear that this is going to be a 'revisionist' take on the Alexandre Dumas tales, with plenty of over the top action and lots of flashy, if historically dubious, weaponry.

There's not a great deal of time for characterisation amidst the bangs in this promo, but we do at least get to glimpse the dynamic of the central threesome.

Give the trailer a watch here:

The Three Musketeers is released on 14 October 2011.

Do you like the fun approach to the legend, or would you prefer a more serious adaptation? As always, let us know below…


    • chrisb1983

      Mar 26th 2011, 12:43

      awful awful awful...I would rather drink the kool-aid than watch this

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    • BruceShark

      Mar 26th 2011, 13:21

      Great, more scenes of Mrs Anderson jumping and sliding in slow-mo 3D. This looks poo. But then what were we really expecting from Mr Anderson, a decent film. Don't make me laugh.

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    • writerdave87

      Mar 26th 2011, 13:24

      Having massively f****d up one of the best loved computer game franchises of all time, he's managed to massively f**k up one of the best loved adventure stories of all time. Everything he touches turns to ashes. This looks turd.

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    • sp4cej0ckey

      Mar 26th 2011, 14:21

      hmmm....a lame story and a lame director ...think i'll pass thanks

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    • pimpernel

      Mar 26th 2011, 16:38

      WTF?? Did I read a different book to them? LOL - this looks RIDICULOUS.

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    • writerdave87

      Mar 26th 2011, 21:27

      Sorry Dalidab but this looks appalling. Flying ships, matrix-style slow motion and D'Artagnan being a teenager in the three musketeers= naff.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 26th 2011, 23:20

      Honestly I expected worse. Really though Mathew Macfadyen ?? he's about as heroic as Hoyte from True Blood.

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    • Gav83

      Mar 26th 2011, 23:51

      How in the name of god does he convince studios to back his film. His highest rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes is Death Race with 42%.

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    • writerdave87

      Mar 27th 2011, 2:13

      The reason they've done the Three Musketeers several times is because it's a cracking story. You don't need a bunch of sci fi bollocks and 'sexing it up' to make it good. Robin Hood is a folk tale- it's a collection of very loose stories. Ridley Scott is also a very talented director. Paul WS Anderson is not a talented director, he's a lazy talentless hack who's sadly worked out it's more lucrative to make all his films aimed at teenage boys barely into puberty than actually put any effort into his filmmaking. Then again, not going to enter into a discussion on quality in films with a guy who thinks Luke Goss and Justin Bieber are good actors...

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    • Porkchopexpress

      Mar 27th 2011, 20:46

      I actually think Paul WS Anderson is one of our more commercially viable exports and if you go into one of his films expecting something other than a riotous, action film with scant regard for source material, but with an over whelming sense of fun, then more fool you. Are you not entertained? At the very least it will have some great set pieces and if you can't appreciate some swash with your buckle, then you're a Dumas!

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    • writerdave87

      Mar 27th 2011, 22:28

      The Three Musketeers is set before the French Revolution, not at the same time as Around the world in Eighty Days. 'At least Paul WS Anderson has kept it faithful by setting his Three Musketeers film in the original storys period setting.' Yeah, small mercies he could have set it in the future.

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