If your image of Steampunk is scrawny kids in badly-made goggles, this sumptuous retro sci-fi flick from The Fifth Element director Luc Besson may give you a newfound appreciation for the maligned sub-genre. Based on a 1970′s French comic (soon to be translated and reprinted by Fantagraphics), The Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec sees the heroine battling to save Paris from a pterodactyl. Yep. Throw in exceptionally polite mummies, psychics, pith helmets and huge brass guns, and you’ve got the makings of a cinematic classic.
Be warned: this is the French trailer, so people talk funny and there are boobs. You probably don’t want to watch it at work.
Looking to tread similar ground to Guy Ritchie’s recent (and surprisingly good) Sherlock Holmes film, we have a Bohemian, fighty hero(ine), lots of not-quite-right for the time technology, and explosions. Who could ask for more? I wasn’t a huge fan of Fifth Element – mainly because it was a gigantic camp mess (and the shudder-inducing Chris Rock) but this really appeals. Maybe I’m just a sucker for lush period movies, maybe it’s the giant guns and the pterodactyl. All I know is that I can’t wait for this to get a Worldwide release.
Source : http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/03/19/adele-blanc-sec-movie-trailer/