Thursday, October 20, 2011

21st Century All For One, On My Birthday!

It made me smile to see that the 3D, 21st century, action packed Three Musketeers opens tomorrow, on my birthday! Given my love for the novel, what are the odds it would be created and released this year, when my birthday is on a Friday? I have a feeling it will be awful—why couldn't Guy Ritchie have taken on Dumas rather than Conan Doyle—but I am thrilled that the team is being brought into this century. I will see it tomorrow along with the other faithful.

The definitive film version is from Richard Lester, with Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain, Charlton Heston, and Faye Dunaway as Milady. I wrote about it and my love for the novels here.