This time, Doug Liman, the guy who gave us "The Bourne Identity" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," is in negotiations to direct "The Three Musketeers" for Warner Bros.
Summit is also working on its own "Musketeers" film with director Paul W.S. Anderson. And gasp, this is going to be in 3D and is in the casting stage right now.
The Warner Bros.' version will, of course, be in 3D and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Liman was one of several directors on the studio's shortlist. The list also includes David Frankel, the director of "The Devil Wears Prada."
I don't know about you, but I'm interested to find out how Frankel will go from a heartfelt romantic comedy to a period action piece.
But many insiders are saying Liman will get the job, and he will be directing from an adaptation by Peter Straughan, the scriptwriter of George Clooney's "The Men Who Stare at Goats."
Based on Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel, the story follows D'Artagnan who leaves home to become a guard of the musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis and how their motto of "all for one, one for all" is put to test when they encounter the villainous Cardinal Richelieu.
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