Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Afterlife" Producer See "3D Musketeers"

Producer Jeremy Bolt, currently in Toronto shooting the 3D "Resident Evil 4: Afterlife" has confirmed he is planning to use the same 3D camera system director James Cameron utelized in the Fox feature "Avatar", for a fresh take on the classic public domain novel "The Three Musketeers", by author Alexandre Dumas.

"Yes, it will be "Three" in 3D," said Bolt about "Three Musketeers".

"We've learned so much from this film ("Afterlife"), it would be a pity not to build on that...We have a script ready to go...we'll probably be shooting ("Three Musketeers" in late summer..."

"The Three Musketeers" recounts the adventures of 'd'Artagnan' after he leaves home to become a guard of the king's 'musketeers'.

The 'three' musketeers' of the title are 'Athos', 'Porthos' and 'Aramis', inseparable friends who live by the motto "all for one, one for all".

The book was first published in serial form in the magazine "Le Siècle" between March and July 1844.

With "Afterlife", Bolt has now lensed several "Resident Evi" features in Toronto and enjoys working in Canada.

With the new Ontario 'enhanced' film tax credits, allowing 25% of refundable credits, Bolt confirmed, "We are definitely considering shooting here," re "Three Musketeers".

"We'll run a budget and look at locations...the fact is, we haven't shot in Los Angeles for 10 years..."