The premiere of big screen aduptation of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" has been held on Thursday October 6, 2011 in London. Actors Matthew Macfadyen (Athos), Ray Stevenson (Porthos), and Luke Evans (Aramis) swashbuckled their way down the red carpet to attend the casting ceremony launced by Logan Lerman. Lerman plays their hotheaded friend D'Artagnan and a beby of stars. The 3D is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who is also the director of "Resident Evil". He said to Associated Press that the themes of this 17th century book have stood the test of time, and that his version of the classic story is different to its predecessors.
He said, "Love, honor, courage, friendship, these are classic themes that never go out of style." "But I think every generation deserves its own version of 'The Three Musketeers.' The story may stay the same, but the way it's executed and brought to the screen will always differ." Anderson also said with the latest visual effects he was able "to bring to life 17th century Paris and London in a spectacular way that's never been able to be done before."
The film was shot in Bavaria, Germany, the film is also stared by former-model-turned actress "Resident Evil 5" actress and wife of director himself Milla Jovovich, 35, in the role of M'Lady De Winter. Jovovich said, "The 3D aspect is really interesting because we shot in the most beautiful castles, in the most beautiful costumes, and you really feel like you're walking into some virtual reality time machine." Regarding her work with her director and husband she said, Anderson is "an amazing captain of the ship." "I get spoilt working with Paul because it's such a beautiful energy on set ... he's so technical, so organized, so kind and he really knows what he wants, so it's just amazing to be able to go on set with him," she said. The Adaptation will hit the London screen on October 12 and later somedays in USA.
A Hollywood Reporter called the adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' tale an "undemanding if noisy romp aimed principally at a young male audience." But we are looking forward to reflecting on some classicism in it.