Luc Besson's latest…

As anyone who has seen any Luc Besson film should know, he’s a master storyteller, has an affinity for both style, flair and action, and his films rarely disappoint.  The Fifth Element is still one of the most gorgeous sci-fi films out there (theres’ a reason why that movie is standard for defining the latest video technology).

Anyway, I have been a huge fan of his and while I am always on board for any of his action efforts (either writing, directing, or producing) but now am excited to see something different.  The trailer below is for his upcoming movie Les Aventures Extrodinaire d’Adele Blanc-Sec (The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec) that seems like he’s swinging into new territory, which by looks of the teaser is somewhat in the neighborhood of films like Harry Potter or The Golden Compass.

While this isn’t exactly the style of film that is in the vein of The Fifth Element (which I have been dying to see something resembling) I’m actually quite interested.  He has a way of making his movies appeal to a broad audience and his films are just flat out impressive.  This teaser is in French so I don’t know what they’re saying but I get the gist and am excited to learn more about this project.


Thanks to /Film for the heads up on this.  For those of you interested in what you saw, check out some of these great looking stills.  Also, here’s a bit of the films synopsis:

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…

This movie is supposed to be an adaptation of a popular French comic book.  I’m interested to see how Besson will fare with an “comic book movie” considering how those types of films stateside have been highly hit and miss.  For more information on Les Aventures Extrodinaire d’Adele Blanc-Sec, click this link to/Film.