A trio of trailers have landed in our inbox, each for a tale that embodies the spirit of adventure. With Australian trailers for latest version of The Three Musketeers, the quirky Get Low and the marvelous-looking Ripper comedy Burke and Hare, it seems as though we are safe from the scourge of boredom for the time being.
The Three Musketeers
The recipient of almost 30 screen adaptations, starring everyone from Don Ameche and Gene Kelly to Michael York and Kiefer Sutherland. Proving once and for all that any idea worth filming is worth filming again (and again), Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil: Afterlife) is bringing the characters back to life in glorious 3D (of course) and bringing Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich and Matthew Macfadyen with him.
Despite Mickey Mouse and Barbie® both having a crack at the Alexandre Dumas tale on the direct-to-DVD front, we haven’t seen a proper big-screen adaptation since Disney’s 1993 adaptation with Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O’Donnell, Oliver Platt, Tim Curry and a pre-winning Charlie Sheen. Does this new adaptation have the tiger-blood necessary to make this stand out in a crowded season?
Check out the trailer and decide for yourself:
The Three Musketeers is released in Australia on 12 May 2011 from Hoyts.
For years townsfolk have been terrified of the backwoods recluse know as Felix Bush (Robert Duvall). People say he’s done all manner of unspeakable things – that he’s killed in cold blood; that he’s in league with the Devil; that he has strange powers. Then, one day, Felix rides into town with a shotgun and a wad of cash, saying he wants to buy himself a ”living funeral”. Anyone who ever heard a story about him will come to tell it, while he takes it all in. Fast-talking funeral home owner Frank Quinn (Bill Murray) enlists his young apprentice Buddy (Lucas Black) to win over Felix’s business and what he discovers is that behind Felix’s surreal plan lies a very real and long-held secret that must get out.
Bill Murray has reinvented himself as an indie darling in the last few decades, from Lost in Translation, frequent appearances in Wes Anderson films and a well-placed cameo in Zombieland. Soon to star alongside Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox in Passion Play, Aaron Schneider’s 2009 film has taken its time getting to our shores, but we should be grateful that it isn’t going directly to DVD!
Get Low is released in Australia on 26 May 2011 from Rialto Distribution.
Burke and Hare
The 19th century black comedy, Burke and Hare featuring our own Isla Fisher, is coming to cinemas 12 May. With the basis of a true story behind it and a well known director like John Landis, the film is ‘something alternative’ this year and an antidote to the sequels and 3D movies coming out.
John Landis is no stranger to darkly comic material, and this black comedy based on the West Port serial murders certainly seems to be taking a different step to the Starring Simon Pegg (Paul) and Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), this throwback looks like it going to be a lot of fun.
Burke and Hare arrives in Australia on 12 May 2011 from Paramount.