The trailer for ‘The Three Musketeers’ has just premiered over at Apple and a few things are abundantly clear right off the bat: this is unapologetically a Paul W.S. Anderson movie. That’s not entirely a knock, either. Sure, the man has his fair share (OK, legion) of detractors, but even if you don’t like the ‘Resident Evil’ series, ‘Death Race,’ or any number of his other films, in this day and age where movie sets are becoming increasingly virtual, it’s hard not to admire Anderson’s love for practical set pieces and exuberant production design.
So, yes, as if there were ever any doubt, you can rest assured that ‘The Three Musketeers’ is going to feature elaborate, in-camera movie magic. It’s also, as was the case with his last ‘Resident Evil’ film, going to feature what looks like a ludicrous amount of slow motion. That’s fine, though, because at least Anderson shoots for slow-mo and doesn’t just play with the speed in post production.
But enough about the high quality of the production, let’s just get onto the trailer. We’ve got an embed below (thanks to the Playlist), but if you want to peep the goods in HD, head over to Apple. And please be sure to let us know what you think below. Does it A) look like a fun time and B) do you think the chemistry of the Musketeers works (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson)?