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guess a big screen adaptation of Dumas’ style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: bold;">The Three Musketeers isn’t
that far from where Doug Liman started with style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Swingers – after all, they’re both about a
group of old-fashioned guys who dress sort of oddly and who are always
there for one another.
Liman is in talks to direct the
classic novel for Warner Bros, who has been playing around with the
movie for some time. Perhaps a competing version – to be helmed by Paul
WS Anderson! – put the fire under their feet. At any rate, Liman, known
as a difficult, expensive director who can deliver, will be shooting the
movie in 3D for producer Lionel Wigram, who was behind the recent Sherlock
script is by Peter Straughan, who wrote style="font-style: italic;"> style="font-weight: bold;">The Men Who Stare at Goats.
Liman, meanwhile, is coming off more serious fare – Fair Play,
movie about the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.
I guess this means there really won’t
be a Jumper sequel
anytime soon. I’m probably the only film writer who cares about that,