Disappointed With The Latest INDIANA JONES? Have Patience, Luc Besson Is Bringing Us ADELE BLANC-SEC!

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Disappointed With The Latest INDIANA JONES?  Have Patience, Luc Besson Is Bringing Us ADELE BLANC-SEC!
An early 1900s newspaper reporter tracking mummies while pterodactyls appear in the skies over Paris?  Why, yes, I do believe this will scratch that serial-inspired action-adventure itch quite nicely, thank you.

With France's Luc Besson now through production on his three Arthur films - post is another story - the prolific director-producer is moving on to his next project.  Now listed as in production, Les Aventures Extrodinaire d'Adele Blanc-Sec is a projected trilogy of films to be directed by Besson based on a series of comics by Jacques Tardi.  Here's how the listing for the first film on the AFM website describes it:

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.
Yes, that says releasing in 2010 which means - if accurate that Besson has continued his recent trend of working on things very quietly for as long as possible to avoid scrutiny.  Louise Borguin, Gilles Lellouche and Mathieu Amalric star.

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IzikavazoOctober 27, 2009 12:58 PM

Sounds interesting. I'll watch it out of devotion to Mr. Besson.
What I would like to see is another sci-fi movie in the vein of the Fifth Element. I still love that movie, and no other movie, directed by Besson or any one else, has come close to it's sci-fi perfection.

fhoomOctober 27, 2009 1:54 PM

fanfuckingtastic news. steampunk Besson! I agree with you Izikavazo, the only thing better than this, maybe, would be a Sixth Element.
Looked up the comic this will be based on, the artwork is excellent, the flow of the story and the content looks very good. Nice working style of Besson, to sneak this one in like a surprise.
Louise Bourgoin is a gorgeous french actress, how could she not be, Mathieu Amalric is of course always worth seeing.

robin.shadowesMay 29, 2010 2:12 AM

I fondly remember the Adéle albums from my youth here in Sweden in the late 70's and early 80's. Unfortunately the local publishing company canned the series after four or five albums so I have never read how it ended for her which has annoyed me to no end until this very day. Unfortunately I don't read french so that is not an option for me. Anyone knows if the Adéle albums are available in english? . I would love to read all of them before I croak.