DeAPlaneta Launches The Three Musketeers Academy
DeAPlaneta Entertainment, coproducer and global licensing agent for The Three Musketeers, in collaboration with Pathé and Chapter 2, has dropped today, April 20th, the first digital collectibles of the popular franchise based on Alexandre Dumas’ revered novel. The launch brings this beloved and timeless franchise into the NFTverse with a collectibles offering that embarks users on a compelling interactive experience as they train to temporarily become Musketeers.
The Three Musketeers Academy collectibles drop will consist of 2,000 unique assets based on a series of male and female cadets, generated randomly from a variety of 150 traits. Cadets will then train to become Musketeers. Holders of these unique assets will access the academy and train their cadet in one of four randomly assigned schools. Cadets will be guided through the Musketeer onboarding process by one of four mentors (aka one of the four main characters of the franchise): Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D’Artagnan. Once schools and mentors have been assigned, users will undergo initial training for two weeks. Holders will overcome tests including battles on Discord and a quest on The Three Musketeers universe and will gain points and climb positions on a shared scoreboard. During the training process, holders can win all sorts of prizes and take part in movie ticket giveaways, among many other surprises.
This announcement proves DeAPlaneta Entertainment’s commitment to updating one of the most beloved and popular franchises in literature and film, with a range of multiplatform launches throughout 2023. The Three Musketeers Academy collection has launched a few days after the global premiere of The Three Musketeers – D’Artagnan in different European countries in April: France (April 5), Italy (April 6), Germany (Abril 13) and Spain (April 14), among others.
The Three Musketeers – D’Artagnan is the first part of this long-awaited swashbuckling adventure. With a budget of more than €72 million and driven by a star-studded cast and a solid technical crew, the blockbuster is one of this year’s most ambitious European projects. Both D’Artagnan and part two, The Three Musketeers – Milady, are produced by Dimitri Rassam (Little Prince) and Pathé Films (Eiffel, Asterix & Obelix franchise, Notre-Dame on Fire), and coproduced by DeAPlaneta, Constantin Films and M6 Films. Both productions are helmed by filmmaker Martin Bourboulon, director of hit movies including Eiffel and Daddy or Mommy.
The long-awaited adaptations of the most popular and acclaimed French adventure novel of all time feature some of Europe’s most popular film stars: Vincent Cassel (Eastern Promises), Golden Globe nominee Eva Green (Casino Royale), Romain Duris (The New Girlfriend), Pio Marmaï (Ride Above), actor and filmmaker Louis Garrel (Little Women) and 2022 European Film Award Best Actress winner Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Corsage), bring the iconic characters to life. French rising star François Civil (Back to Burgundy) plays D’Artagnan and the captivating Lyna Khoudri (The French Dispatch) plays Constance Bonacieux, his love interest.
In the first part, we meet D’Artagnan, a fearless young man played by François Civil, who is left for dead when he tries to save a woman from being kidnapped. He travels to Paris in an urgent attempt to pin down the men who attacked him. However, he is unaware that his quest will lead him into the heart of a war where the future of France is at stake. Together with Athos (Vincent Cassel), Porthos (Pio Marmaï) and Aramis (Romain Duris) —three brave Musketeers serving the King (Louis Garrel)— D’Artagnan faces the darkest machinations of Cardinal Richelieu. But when he falls madly in love with Constance Bonacieux (Lyna Khoudri), the Queen’s confidant (Vicky Krieps), D’Artagnan will face real danger. D’Artagnan’s passion will put him on the trail of his greatest enemy yet: Milady de Winter (Eva Green).