By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 25, 2011 at 5:21AM
The first trailer has arrived for Paul W.S. Anderson's "The Three Musketeers" and it looks like the best film yet from the helmer, although that's backhanded praise for a guy whose directed two "Resident Evil" films, "Death Race" and "AVP: Alien Vs. Predator."
The film stars Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Mads Mikkelson, Gabriella Wilde, Juno Temple, Orlando Bloom and Christoph Waltz in what looks to be a pretty broad re-imagining of the Alexandre Dumas novel. So don't watch this instead of reading the book if you have a literature paper to write. We have to admit, there was a pretty easy charm running through this that looks like it could be good brainless, leave-your-mind at the door fun. On the other hand, it might just be plain brainless. But Anderson has certainly managed to get the best cast he's ever had to work with so perhaps they'll save this somewhat. At any rate, everyone involved seems to be enjoying themselves immensely though, action-wise, its essentially "Resident Evil" in old timey mode.
"The Three Musketeers" will throw swords at your face on October 14th. Check out the synopsis and trailer below (or in HD at Apple).
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas' story. They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). The action adventure is given a state of the art update in 3-D.