The Ups and Downs of Anderson’s ‘Three Musketeers’ Casting

By  · Published on May 11th, 2010

I’ll admit that I’ve only quietly watched for information on Paul W.S. Anderson’s forthcoming Three Musketeers because I’m interested in anything done with Dumas’ famous characters. If it had been up to the director to catch my attention, I would have been about as interested in it as I was the latest Asylum release.

Now, Paul W.S. Anderson has amassed a cast for his movie and there’s an equal measure of approving head nods and raised eyebrows here.

Since I like to end on a high note like an old French whore from a Mel Brooks movie, let’s start with the bad first:

The Downs

That wasn’t so bad was it?

The Ups

There’s also talk of Logan Lerman joining the cast as d’Artagnan. Everyone realizes that this has an effect on whether or not he’ll play Spider-Man, but as far as acting goes, he seems fine. Maybe a little young for the role, but most of the rest of the casting doesn’t make sense either.

According to Heat Vision, Anderson has said that he wants to shoot in 3D, keep “a contemporary feel,” and maintain the historical setting.

This, and everything else he’s done, makes me think he has no idea what he is talking about.

Do you?

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