Netflix is developing a modern Three Musketeers movie.
THR is reporting that a modern feature film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic 1844 novel The Three Musketeers is currently in development at Netflix. Exactly what year the modernized version will take place in is currently unknown, but Netflix is describing the action-adventure film as having a Mission: Impossible tone.
The new project is based on a pitch from Harrison Query, which is a modern take on d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. The film will be produced by Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless, who also produced Netflix’s Bright, as well as Scott Glassgold, and will be overseen by Netflix’s Sarah Bowen.
The Three Musketeers, set in 17th century France, tells the story of a young man named d’Artagnan, who wants to join a fabled king’s guard known as the Musketeers. He is rejected but meets renown musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis, becoming embroiled with them in an adventure involving court intrigue and espionage.
This will be the second pitch Netflix has picked up from Query. The first was the Ridley Scott produced Warparty.