Besson's Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec teaser online
The first teaser has arrived, rather quickly too, for the Luc Besson film which adapts the seventies French comic book series Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec, and what we see looks absolutely gorgeous.
The original stories tell of a French novelist who becomes an investigative reporter looking into recurring themes of mystical crime and the occult. Set in both pre and post World War I times in France, the story was first created in a 1972 comics anthology and then serialised in 1976.
Here's the plot that I picked up in the original story for Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec:
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.
Sounds interesting, and the look has me drawn to it already, there's a lovely warmth and style to some of the shots, and there's that closing one to show us that there are going to be monsters in the film version.
Here's the teaser for the film via /Film:
There's no sight of Louise Borguin as the woman herself yet, neither is there of Mathieu Amalric who is also set to star. However if you head over to the official site you'll find a link to a French television report into the film which sees the stars, some behind the scenes shots and some of Luc Besson chatting about the film...in French.
If anyone would like to translate some of the interesting parts then please do. What do you think of the film so far?