‘Chris’ from FilmJerk alerted us that a new French comic book adaptation is in development…
“M”: In the vein of â€œThe League of Extraordinary Gentleman,â€ are you ready for another comic book adaptation set in the past to make the transition from the printed page to the big screen? The film adaptation of the French comic book featuring Captain Francis Blake and Professor Phillip Mortimer is finally seeing some movement, as principal photography is set to begin this July in both Canada and the United Kingdom, FilmJerk.com has learned. Created by one of the founding fathers of the European comic movement, Edgar P. Jacobs, “M” (a comic book that was hugely popular in French at the time of their printing and whose film adaptation was once known as “Yellow M”) has seen a number of changes: It has a different title, the two actors attached as the lead characters have since moved on to pursue other projects and it increased the number of production companies involved from one to three.
The full story, which includes character breakdowns of the two leads, is available at the link above.