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Its time, once again, to hit the reset button on a classic.

In the wake of 'Sherlock Holmes''s success, Variety reports that the next literary mainstay to get the "reboot" treatment will be 'Three Musketeers', Alexandre Dumas' age-old tale about D'Artagnan, a young drifter pulled into a three-way, seventeenth century bromance between swashbucklers.

Though the project has no director and no one has been cast, 'Sherlock' producer Lionel Wigram will produce this film as well, from a script by Peter Straughan ('The Men Who Stare at Goats'). The marching orders from Warner Bros. skew it towards younger audiences. Its time, once again, to hit the reset button on a classic.

In the wake of 'Sherlock Holmes's' success, Variety reports that the next literary mainstay to get the "reboot" treatment will be 'Three Musketeers', Alexandre Dumas' age-old tale about D'Artagnan, a young drifter pulled into a three-way, seventeenth century bromance between swashbucklers.

Though the project has no director and no one has been cast, 'Sherlock' producer Lionel Wigram will produce this film from a script by Peter Straughan ('The Men Who Stare at Goats'). The marching orders from Warner Bros. skew it towards younger audiences.

Not that anyone should be surprised.

While the reboot bug seems to be terribly viral in Hollywood these days -- with high-profile franchises like 'Spider-Man', 'Jurassic Park', 'Star Trek' and now possibly 'Superman' getting do-overs -- 'Musketeers' has been one story that studios have adapted again and again over the last seventy years.

The 1940s saw Lana Turner and Gene Kelly adapt the book, while the 70s gave us an Oliver Reed/Michael York version. The '90s featured two big-budget takes on the tale: Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen and Chris O'Donnell's chummy 1993 version, as well as the less campy 1998 film 'The Man in the Iron Mask,' which featured a crew of over-the-hill Musketeers (Jeremy Irons, Gerard Depardieu, John Malkovich) battling against a long-haired Leonardo DiCaprio as King Louie XIV.

After a ten year break, this new decade may get a double-take on the tale as well. Word has it that 'Resident Evil' director Paul W.S. Anderson is prepping his own, separate version of the tale for release.

The difference? This one's in 3D. One dimension for each musketeer, maybe?