Paul WS Anderson directs 3D reinvention of The Three Musketeers.

Paul WS Anderson has signed up to direct a 3D reinvention of The Three Musketeers.

The Alien Vs. Predator director will helm a new version of Alexandre Dumas’s classic novel, which centres on protagonist d’Artagnan befriending musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

Screenwriter Andrew Davies ( Bridget Jones’s Diary) is penning the script with Anderson:

“We are definitely modernising The Three Musketeers without compromising the fun of shooting a period piece,” Anderson told The Hollywood Reporter. “But in our film, corsets and feathered hats don’t take centre stage. Our version is rich in eye-popping action, romance and adventure.”