Film trailer: 'The Three Musketeers' with Bloom, Waltz and Jovovich
Monday 28 March 2011
The first trailer for
The Three Musketeers in 3D went online this past weekend, showing a dazzling display of derring-do in the latest adaptation of the classic historical tale by Alexandre Dumas.
This version of The Three Musketeers, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, writer/director of the Resident Evil franchise, is unlike the old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure of previous adaptations, such as Richard Lester's romp of the 1970s and '80s or the roguish escapades of Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland in 1993.
With an emphasis on the 17th century battle, the trailer includes the voiceover: "War will engulf the continent. Only we can prevent the coming apocalypse."
The valiant trio are seen as sword-brandishing warriors ready to defend their king against his scheming rival, Cardinal Richelieu, but these details are not as clear among the cannon-blasting and spectacular combat scenes.
Footage also includes images of a leaping Milla Jovovich ( Resident Evil) wielding weapons in a gown.
The film features relative newcomers Logan Lerman ( 3:10 to Yuma) as D'Artagnan, the young recruit, and Matthew Macfadyen ( Robin Hood), Ray Stevenson ( The Book of Eli) and Luke Evans ( Clash of the Titans) as the Musketeers.
Glimpses of the enemies include Orlando Bloom ( Pirates of the Caribbean), Mads Mikkelson ( Casino Royale) and Christoph Waltz ( Inglourious Basterds) as Richelieu.
The Three Musketeers is scheduled to arrive in theaters on October 14 in North America, Australia, and the UK, with other territories to follow.
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