This is an animated logo that Kris did for The Three Musketeers: The Game. We didn’t end up using it because it uses Flash and I was worried that in-game Flash support was a bit flaky. I really didn’t want to risk having the game crash for some people because of our company logo.
In doing research for The Three Musketeers: The Game, we watched many of the classic Three Musketeers movies. We didn’t watch them all (searching IMDb for “Three Musketeers” turns up 54 results) but we watched a lot of them. Here are my favorites:
This is really one movie broken up into two (because they didn’t make four hour long movies back then). These are my personal favorite Musketeer movies. They stay reasonably close to the book and they get the mix of action, drama and comedy just right. Some people think that these movies are too slapstick, but I think that it fits the tone of the book perfectly (The book is funny! Read it again if you don’t think so).
There was actually a sequel to these movies based on Twenty Years After called The Return of The Musketeers (1989)… It didn’t live up to the first two. It was neat in that it’s the only movie based (loosely) on Twenty Years After, and it was actually filmed almost twenty years after the original so the actors had aged appropriately.
This one also follows the book fairly closely. Using his dancing background, Gene Kelly did the best sword fighting in any Musketeer movie… too bad he was almost twenty years older than d’Artagnan is supposed to be. I usually have a hard time watching movies that are this old due to the slow pacing. I didn’t have that problem with this movie at all – maybe in trying to compress the entire book into such a short time they had to speed up the pacing, inadvertently making the it closer to modern movies.
I dressed up as the main character d’Artagnan. It took me months to grow that mustache and beard. Kris dressed up as the villainess Milady de Winter. Kris put a lot of work into our costumes and I think that they turned out really well.
We recently released our massive project The Three Musketeers: The Game. It’s a role playing game that’s based on Alexander Dumas’ original novel. And when I say “based on”, I mean it. We went to great lengths to preserve the original story that Dumas wrote. After all, it’s a story that has stood the test of time, so why would we want to ruin it?
The player takes control of d’Artagnan and plays through the classic story. The story is about the young gentleman, d’Artagnan, who travels to Paris in hopes of becoming a Musketeer. He befriends the three Musketeers (Athos, Porthos, and Aramis) and has many adventures with them.