Looks like director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc) has been hard at work with the new film project he is developing, based on a series of comics by Jacques Tardi. The film is called Les Aventures Extrodinaire d'Adele Blanc-Sec, an action adventure sci-fi, fantasy story that takes place in the early 1900's in continental Europe and Russia. It follows a female newspaper reporter who is tracking mummies while Paris has a prehistoric pterodactyl problem. It's like Indiana Jones, Hellboy, The Mummy, Tintin, and Tomb Raider all rolled into one. Sound good? Check out the plot description!
The year is 1912. Adèle Blanc-Sec, an intrepid young reporter, will go to any lengths to achieve her aims, including sailing to Egypt to tackle mummies of all shapes and sizes.
Meanwhile, in Paris, it's panic stations! A 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg on a shelf in the natural history museum has mysteriously hatched, and the bird subjects the city to a reign of terror from the skies. But nothing fazes Adèle Blanc-Sec, whose adventures reveal many more extraordinary surprises...
Set in the carefree world before World War I, Adèle Blanc-Sec's adventures see the brave young woman fearlessly battling crooks, corrupt politicians, demon worshippers and mad scientists. Legendary cartoonist Jacques Tardi's original stories perfectly recreate the intrigue, romance and excitement of one of the most tumultuous periods in history.
Adapted and directed by Luc Besson (Arthur and the Minimoys, The Fifth Element, The Professional), Adèle's exhilarating, funny and fabulous adventures will be one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of 2010.
I'm all the way in for this movie! It sounds like a ton of fun! The film started shooting in August and is prepping for a April 2010, release date in France. Louise Bourgoin, stars in the film as the main character. I'm looking forward to seeing this movie! Hopefully it finds it way to the big screen here in the U.S..