Netflix has acquired the rights to a new Three Musketeers movie. The film will take a modern twist on the classic French story. While none of the film’s major details have been released, the project is described as having tonal similarities as the beloved action franchise, Mission: Impossible. Harrison Query will scribe the upcoming project.
Traditionally, The Three Musketeers follows the story of an aspiring king’s guard, d’Artagnan, in the 17th century. The would-be warrior falls short of his aspirations, but is befriended by famous musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis. The group go on adventures filled with deceit and espionage. The unlikely collection of heroes are the only ones who can save France from a treacherous plot that will doom the nation. Query has not revealed any details on how the writer plans to modernize the classic story.
Netflix’s latest purchase is indicative of the studio’s aggressive strategy to acquire unique content. The streaming juggernaut has made a prodigious push to capture exclusive content. Additionally, the studio seems to be interested in targeting and then home-growing ideas from their inception. As more viable competitors enter the market, studios are scrambling to keep their streaming service afloat. If the studio wants to keep its status as the face of streaming, Netflix must outpace its competitors. As competition ramps up, the demand of compelling content only rises; what is hellish for the studio is a renaissance of television and film for the consumer.
This news was first published by the Hollywood Reporter.