I’d totally forgotten Resident Evil non-auteur Paul W.S. Anderson was making a Three Musketeers movie. This is fine, because no sane, good person should ever spend his time wondering what movies Paul W.S. Anderson is making. However, after watching this new trailer, I’m kind of intrigued. When Topless Roboteer MacDuff sent it to me, he called it “Final Fantasy Musketeers,” and I’m inclined to agree — there’s a predominance of swords, an assortment of other ridiculous weapons, airships — man, throw in a few crystals and we’d have ourselves Final Fantasies IV-VI. God help me, I’m marginally excited.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.