First Look: Luc Besson's Adele Blanc-Sec Starring Louise Bourgoin
Even though a few years back Luc Besson said he was no longer going to direct, he's back behind the lens, directing once again (and not just sequels to Arthur and the Minimoys). The project he chose is one called Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec, or Adele Blanc-Sec for short, based on a series of French comic books from the 1970s. Apparently he's already finished shooting and is in post-production on the project, aiming for a release in France next April. It's described as a "a little bit Indiana Jones, a little bit Tintin and a little bit Hellboy" and thankfully SlashFilm has discovered the first few new photos from it.
At the request of Europacorp, we have been asked to remove the photos. Sorry guys! Stay tuned for more updates on this project though, as we'll be keeping our eye on it!
The new photo at the top comes from one of the covers of the comic book series that this film is based on via the French site Geek de lecture.
The story is about Adele Blanc-Sec (played by Louise Bourgoin), an "an intrepid young reporter" who will go to any lengths to achieve her aims, including sailing to Egypt to tackle mummies of all shapes and sizes. The odd thing is that IMDb calls this an animated movie "set in the early party of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions." It's obviously not animated, so I'm not sure why they think it is. And I don't know who this girl is, but she's gorgeous, and if she's an Indiana Jones-like adventurist, then I really can't wait to see this one. Thoughts?