Variety has additional details on Lec Besson's acquisition of the French comics series 'Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adele Blanc-Sec'.
Besson's EuropaCorp and picked up the movie rights to Jacques Tardi's comics from the publisher Casterman. Plans call for three movies to be derived from the comics, with the first arriving in 2009.
Here's how Variety describes the comics property, which are much loved in France:
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.