Besson to direct Tardi

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200801290353 Besson to direct TardiWe can’t improve on the classic Variety-ese in their lead for this story:

Eyeing its next movie franchise, Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has inked with Gallic graphic novel publisher Casterman for the bigscreen adaptation rights to Jacques Tardi’s classic comicbook series “Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adele Blanc-Sec.”


The star of nine GNs, Adele Blanc-Sec is a tough journalist who battles threats both occult and brutish between the wars. According to the piece, the film is viewed as the first of a trilogy.
EuropaCorp has also acquired Septieme Choc, a graphic novel publishing house aimed at encouraging work by young artists from underprivileged areas.

Hopefully Besson will keep Blanc-Sec’s clothes on and we’ll see this someday in America.

Comments

  1. Amazing. I just re-read Demon of the Eiffel Tower last night! Maybe we can finally get all the Adele books in English.

  2. it’s worth noting that Besson’s production company is big: so much so that most of the movies from the company are usually only produced, but not directed, by Besson. (The Transformer films, B-13, Taxi (I think) a lot of Jet Li’s later flicks, etc.)

  3. Leialoha says:

    Just saw his most recent: Angela-A, a terrific flic and most everyone keeps their clothes on. He should do a great Adele Blanc-Sec. Lookin forward to this one!

  4. Leialoha says:

    Just saw his most recent: Angela-A, a terrific flic and most everyone keeps their clothes on. He should do a great Adele Blanc-Sec. Lookin forward to this one!

  5. Wow, I’m there. One of my favorite comics is a German edition of an Adele Blanc-Sec adventure with all kinds of monsters and crazy characters popping in and out of the story. This might be the best comic movie news I’ve heard this week.

  6. erm, in the comics Adele has been naked before. It’s a french comic after all, so I for one welcome the prostect of movie nekkedness

  7. Wow. I’m a big Adele fan. Hope Besson can handle her!

  8. Yes, she’s been naked before but she wasn’t exactly out to titillate. (Perhaps Tardi was, tough.) She had been frozen in or she was going to take a bath. No, Adele is nice and prim and bad-tempered and buttoned up to the chin and I like her that way.

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