Luc Besson’s New Steampunk Epic ‘The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adèle Blanc-Sec’

Luc Besson (Nikita, Taken, The Fifth Element) is at it again with his latest film ‘The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adèle Blanc-Sec‘.  It looks to be a steampunk epic with a spunky girl reporter. rampaging pterodactyls, gun fights, adventures from Egypt to Paris, and tea drinking mummies.  The film is based on a 1970 comic book by Jacques Tardi.

‘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…’ [Film Shaft]




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