Alexandre Dumas’ classic and beloved novel is adapted into a French film that aims to be so accurate that two films will do it justice.

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There have been many attempts to adapt Alexandre Dumas’ beloved swash-buckling story to the big screen. From Disney’s The Three Musketeers to Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers to the D’Artagnan solo story, The Musketeer, Alexandre Dumas’ tale has been told again and again. However, Samuel-Goldwyn Films and Pathé are attempting to tell the story with a faithful adaptation that will take two movies to convey. The new trailer for the French historical epic, The Three Musketeers: Part I – D’Artagnan, has now been unveiled.

The official synopsis from Samuel-Goldwyn Films and Pathé reads,
“In the first entry, D’Artagnan, a spirited young Gascon, is left for dead after trying to save a young woman from being kidnapped. When he arrives in Paris, he tries to find his attackers. He is unaware that his quest will lead him to the heart of a real war where the future of France is at stake. Allied with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, three musketeers of the King with a dangerous temerity, D’Artagnan faces the dark machinations of the Cardinal of Richelieu. But it is when he falls madly in love with Constance Bonacieux, the Queen’s confidante, that d’Artagnan truly puts himself in danger. For it is this passion that leads him into the wake of the one who becomes his mortal enemy: Milady de Winter. “

The film stars a French all-star cast, including, Francois Civil known for Call My Agent!, Vincent Cassel who can also be seen in Black Swan, Romain Duris from Eiffel, Pio Marmaï, who also appeared in Happening, Eva Green, known for many things, but her first US experience was in Casino Royale, Vicky Krieps from Phantom Thread and Louis Garrel as seen in The Dreamers. Both films were directed by Martin Bourboulon, with screenplay by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière. The two films are produced by Dimitri Rassam for Chapter 2, a Mediawan Company, and Pathé with M6 Films, Constantin Film, and DeAPlaneta coproducing.

According to Samuel-Goldwyn, “The two films were shot back-to-back, with the first film THE THREE MUSKETEERS: D’ARTAGNAN released in France this past April to critical acclaim and gathers almost $35M at the international box office. Samuel Goldwyn Films will release THE THREE MUSKETEERS: D’ARTAGNAN in US Theaters and On Digital and On Demand on December 8th, with the sequel to follow in 2024, and expects both films to delight critics and audiences. “

The film will be available in theaters and Digital as well as On Demand on December 8.

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