There was longtime talk of writer/director Luc Besson returning to science fiction. Now the first film in a trilogy is behind cameras for a 2010 release. The actual release date for France wil be April 14th 2010. Besson had been busy making the Arthur & The Invisibles trilogy. Along with writing for films like Kiss of The Dragon, Unleashed, From Paris With Love, Taken and Transporter series. The project is being descriped as a mix of Tintin, Indiana Jones and Hellboy. I've heard that this could be either animated or live-action.
The film is based on the French comics by Jacques Tardi. Adele & the Beast, Mummies On Parade and The Mad Scientist seem to be the possible three of the nine volumes used for the first film.
"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…"
The film stars Louise Bourgoin as Adèle Blanc-Sec and Mathieu Amalric (Munich, Quantum of Solace) as the villain. Along with Gilles Lellouche (Anthony Zimmer) and Jean-Paul Rouve (La Vie En Rose).