Publicity stills for Luc Besson’s femme “Indiana Jones” period adventure film, Les Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec [aka The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Dry-White] (France-2010; dir. Luc Besson) have appeared, now that principle photography has been completed. The film has a theatrical release date of April 2010 in France — though who knows when an English-subtitled version might appear?
For more information on the background of Adele’s Adventures, head to the Backbrain article “Mummies, Pteradactyls and Luc Besson” from 28 October, where you can explore the comic series on which it is based.
The stills focus, not unreasonably, on lead actress Louise Bourgoin:
Created by comic artist Jacques Tardi, Adèle Blanc-Sec is a lady journalist in the 1920s and 1930s who finds herself dealing with an assortment of monsters and supernatural antagonists — not to mention the occasional human oddity, handling them with appropriate French savoir-faire.
The following link will take you to a French television current affairs item that shows production scenes and gives some hints as to the film’s look and content — I think I spy an Egyptian tomb that will no doubt produce a mummy or three. No sign of the pterodactyl though: video.tf1.fr.
- Source: Twitchfilm via Avery