Summit Entertainment has picked up U.S. distribution for Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers 3D and plans to release the action adventure next summer. To meet that delivery date, Anderson has pushed up principal photography by a month and will start shooting the film in August, says The Hollywood Reporter.
“We recognize the blockbuster potential of ‘The Three Musketeers,’ so summer 2011 is the ideal window,” said Constantin executive Martin Moskowicz, who will have an executive producing credit on the film. “It means we have to start filming a month earlier than planned, but we are ready to shoot.”
Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans and Matthew Macfadyen are attached to star as Musketeers Porthos, Aramis and Athos, respectively. The film’s villains include Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu and Mads Mikkelsen as Rochefort. Anderson’s wife, Milla Jovovich, has been cast as Athos’ old flame Milady de Winter.
Andrew Davies and Alex Litvalk wrote the screenplay.