Hot on the heels of Guy Richie’s Sherlock Holmes, it’s no shocker that The Three Musketeers would be next for Warner Brothers. The L.A. Times is reporting the studio is now forging ahead with a list of directors they’d like to see direct the film. Topping the list are David Frankel and Doug Liman.
Frankel, best known for his work on The Devil Wears Prada and Marley and Me, is in current talks with Warner Brothers. Frankel is currently also set to potentially direct and develop Septimus Heap: Magyk, an adaptation of a Harry Potter style children’s book, also being made by Warner Brothers. Liman also tops the list. The director seems more like a fit for what the studio is probably looking for, with his background on action films being extensive. Liman has directed Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jumper, and The Bourne Identity.
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While Warner Brothers is forging ahead on their script, being written by Peter Straughan (Men Who Stare At Goats), Paul W.S. Anderson (The Resident Evil franchise) and Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones’s Diary) are currently at work on their own version of a Three Musketeers script. Anderson has created some buzz by announcing last week that producers wanted Taylor Lautner of Twilight fame to play the lead, though it seems unlikely given the stars busy schedule.
Two The Three Musketeer movies seems like too much, and I have my money on Warner Brothers film doing better than Anderson’s. If the studio is able to nab Liman, I think he’ll be able to give the movie a good enough comedic feel as well as some kickass action. That said we’ll just have to wait and see. More news on these as we hear of it.