Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity) is in negotiations to direct Warner Bros.’ The Three Musketeers, which is in a race with the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed The Three Musketeers 3D in development at Summit Entertainment. The latter project is currently casting.
Producer Lionel Wigram, the creative force behind Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, recently hired screenwriter Peter Straughan (The Men Who Stare at Goats) to update Alexandre Dumas’ classic for Warner Bros.
Straughan’s script is expected to play up the action and “sexier” elements of the story.