The return of the Three Musketeers in French in the cinema to compete with American franchises


A new adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic, available in two feature films, D’Artagnan and Milady, will be produced by Martin Bourboulon. First component expected in 2023.

One for all! All for one. The motto of the three musketeers will resonate again in French theaters. A new adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ novel (which will be added to the thirty already existing since the beginnings of the cinema) is in production by Chapter 2, Pathé and M6. In the columns of Movie French , producer Dimitri Rassam (Mom or Dad, The Little Prince, The First Name) develops its ambition around this large-scale project. “In my personal Pantheon, there are two flagship films: Cyrano de Bergerac and Indiana Jones, he explains. I wanted a family fresco, adventures with a capital a. The three Musketeers ticked all the boxes.

According to the producer, this new project must not alter the original work. “The idea is not to fit everything into a single film. So we went on two tracks, he explains. I see The three Musketeers as a response to American franchises. It is this ambition that we want to carry.»Titles D’Artagnan and Milady, the two feature films will be directed by Martin Bourboulon, already at work on the films Mom or dad.

The filmmaker finds alongside him the screenwriters Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte, who have to their credit the two parts of Mom or dad, First name or An illustrious stranger. If the casting should soon be unveiled, the filming schedule is already defined. From summer 2021, the first cameras will run for a period of seven months. The first part is expected in theaters from 2023 and regardless of the box office result, the second film will follow immediately after.

According to the producer, other films and spin-offs are also planned to explore the universe of the three musketeers. “Read, dream, go on an adventure, one day have the immense pleasure and excitement of sharing the film in theaters, Dimitri Rassam post on Twitter with the two scripts. It is our fuel, drawn from the vivid memory of our emotion as the first spectator. Nothing will replace it. One for all, all for one … and long live the cinema.

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