Ooh! there's a french film coming out that looks like a "must see" for steampunk fans...
Check out the trailer!
Pith helmets and rayguns and pterodactyls, OH MY!!
It's called "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Le Blanc-Sec" and it is directed by none other than Luc Besson.. a good sign!
A brief summary of what's in store:
"The year is 1912. An intrepid young reporter will go to any lengths to achieve her aims, even 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 Adele le Blanc-Sec, whose adventures reveal many more extraordinary surprises..."
The movie is based on the graphic novel series by Jaques Tardi, which are well worth checking out if you haven't already.. some information about the author is here: http://lambiek.net/artists/t/tardi.htm
More information can be found on the film's website here (which thankfully has an english language version: http://www.adeleblancsec-lefilm.com
It's putting me in mind of a NeoVictorian Indiana Jones... really looking forward to seeing this.