Seems that along with Paul W. S. Anderson (this man is still directing? Won’t somebody please think of the children!??!), Doug Liman is onboard to direct an adaptation of the Three Musketeers. Variety is saying that this is going to be “updated” and a “re-invention . . . in the same manner as Sherlock Holmes.”
That was done before. It wasn’t the worse Musketeers movie—that would be the Musketeer—but it didn’t even begin to measure up to the astounding Richard Lester‘s the Three Musketeers and the Four Musketeers.
As much as I have enjoyed the vast majority of Liman’s work, do we really need another adaptation? Sure, I guess it can’t hurt, as long as no one destroys every copy of Lester’s duology (the subsequent the Return of the Musketeers maintained the story but was far-removed from the original two).
For the love of God, though, stop Anderson. Stop him from making ANYTHING!