Monday, January 04, 2010

the master of disguise returns

Meant to post this in May when I read in Variety of the new version of Fantomas being prepped to be be directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf), written by my pal David Martinez (who has done some amazing supplementary material for French DVD releases of HK films) and by the producer of Asterix at the Olympic Games and Public Enemy Number One. It marks the 14th time the French pulp fiction super villain has attacked the screen since his debuted in some silent serials in 1913. You can learn more about his history over at the International Catalogue of Superheroes. Recently got a decent subtitled copy of the 1965 version and plan to check it tonight. In the meantime, a trailer and some images from the criminal's previous exploits.

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