Luc Besson’s “The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec” Looks Great!

As if not everything new by the creator of awesomenesses like The 5th Element and Leon would look great. This new Film looks like The Mummy vs the Flying Lizard meets Tomb Raider in Paris in the early 19-hundreds. It will premiere April 14 2010.

The adventures, set in Paris in the years before and after World War I, revolve around the protagonist Adèle Blanc-Sec. A cynical heroine, she is initially a novelist of popular fiction, who turns to investigative journalism as her research and subsequent adventures reveal further details of the mystical world of crime. Themes of the occult, corruption, official incompetence, and the dangers of patriotism suffuse the series. One interesting feature is the hiatus which separates Adèle’s first exploits, taking place in 1910s Paris, from later ones, instead set in the post-WWI milieu. The separation is explained with her having been cryogenically hibernated following a grave injury. The expedient was deemed necessary by Tardi to avoid her entanglement in the First World War. In an interview he declared: “Her feisty nature made it impossible to provide her with a place in the war. She would not have been allowed to fight, and could no more have settled for being a nurse, than she could have remained home rolling bandages”.

Check out the official trailer for Luc Besson’s upcoming adaptation of the Jacques Tardi comic book…

Additional ‘unofficial’ trailers.

With English subtitles.

Link to the official English Website