Besson’s Going on Aventures Extraordinaires


Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has signed with graphic novel publisher Casterman for the big screen adaptation rights to Jacques Tardi’s classic comic book series “Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adele Blanc-Sec,” reports Variety.

EuropaCorp plans a three-movie big screen transition, the first being scheduled for delivery in 2009.

Published since 1976, with nine novels to date, “Aventures” is set between 1911 and 1922 in a Paris traumatized by World War I.

Their heroine, Adele Blanc-Sec, a fetching popular novelist pursued by dumb cops, monsters, rancorous villains and wannabe lovers, is sometimes taken as an early feminist figure in French comic books.