Thursday, August 4, 2011

Musketeers' to open Tokyo fest

"The Three Musketeers"TOKYO -- The Tokyo Film Festival will open its 24th edition on Oct. 22 with Paul W.S. Anderson's 3D swashbuckler "The Three Musketeers," the fest said Thursday. The Constantin Film and Impact Pictures production toplines Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom and Christoph Waltz. Summit releases the pic in the U.S. on Oct. 21, while Gaga releases it in Japan on Oct. 28. Skedded to unspool Oct. 22-30, the fest has a long tradition of selecting mainstream pics as its opener. One was "Titanic" in 1997 -- which also happened to be the pic's world preem. Last year's opener was "The Social Network." The fest previously announced a major retro dedicated to thesp Kyoko Kagawa, a muse to such Golden Age helmers as Yasujiro Ozu, Kenji Mizoguchi, Akira Kurosawa and Mikio Naruse. Contact the Variety newsroom at

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