Luc Besson hasn’t made a film worth a damn for a few years now. The 1980s were kinder when cinema du look was feted has an exciting new movement in French film. Well, it was and it wasn’t.
But all that could change with the arrival of a steampunk comic-book action-adventure called The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec. Besson’s latest is based on a 1970s comic-book strip by Jacques Tardi. There seems to be a trend for this kind of film recently. We’ll be getting Tintin in autumn and the French already banged out two Largo Winch films, too.
The film also stars the ace Mathieu Almaric. Adele Blanc-Sec is played by Louise Bourgoin. It is released in UK cinemas from 22nd April. Let’s hope its good!
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…