A third installment of “The Three Musketeers” is in the works, according to the film’s producer, Dimitri Rassam. Speaking on franceinfo during the Fête du Cinéma on Sunday, June 30, Rassam announced plans to release the feature film around 2027.

The Count of Monte Cristo: Aiming for 4 Million Admissions

Rassam expressed enthusiasm for Alexandre Dumas’ second novel, “Twenty Years After,” which he describes as “absolutely extraordinary,” stating that adapting it has always been a goal. He reassured fans that the wait won’t be long and hopes to return soon with the next Musketeers film.

Currently, Rassam is promoting “The Count of Monte Cristo,” the 24th adaptation of Dumas’ classic novel. The film, which opened in theaters on Friday, has already garnered over “300,000 admissions in two days,” a figure that Rassam celebrates. He aims to surpass the 3.3 million admissions achieved by the first part of “The Three Musketeers” dedicated to D’Artagnan, targeting “4 million admissions or even a bit more.”

To attract a younger audience that might have missed “The Three Musketeers,” Rassam hopes the ongoing Cinema Festival, offering tickets at five euros, will drive them to theaters. This festival also influenced the timing of “The Count of Monte Cristo’s” release to coincide with the event.

With a substantial budget of 43 million euros, the French film features Anaïs Demoustier, Laurent Lafitte, and Pierre Niney as Edmond Dantès. To be profitable, it must outdo “The Three Musketeers D’Artagnan” in admissions.

Releasing a major French film before the summer holidays is a strategic move. “It’s unusual. Normally, French films don’t really come out in the summer. It’s more like American blockbusters,” Rassam explained. However, the strike by Hollywood screenwriters and actors created “a gap during the summer” in 2023, presenting an opportunity for this French production to occupy the space left by American films.