A New Pulp Style Heroine from Luc Besson

Les Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adele Blanc-Sec is a comic written and illustrated by French comics artist Jacques Tardi which, to quote Wikipedia, features

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 investigativejournalism 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.

Now the exploits of this Adventuress are being bought to the big screen by Luc Besson. There are already a few teasers and a full trailer doing the rounds at the moment. They are all in french but, without understanding a word of dialogue (ok I got  ‘Bonjour’), I could tell this looks like  a fun film and worth checking out the subtitled version. I  going to see if I there’s a translated version of the comics available.

I do wish though everyone would stop calling her a female Indiana Jones though. Looking at the trailer and reading up on the comic she has more in common with Tintin or more of a pulp style Lois Lane than anything. As much as I love Indiana Jones the pulp genre does not begin and end with those films.

Ok I’ll get off my Fedora style soap box.

The film is set to premiere in France in April. I’ve stuck a few of the trailers below for you to check out.

2nd Full Trailer

Cheers to Brian Matus for the heads up on this!

GS Reporter: Nuge\Brian Matus

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