Studiocanal Backs Film Based on Graphic Novel from Jacques Tardi

"Un Monde Truque" ("A Fake World") is part of the Canal Plus unit's growing portfolio of family and animation productions.

PARIS - French graphic novelist Jacques Tardi's Un Monde Truque (A Fake World) will be adapted into an adventure movie with Studiocanal backing the big-screen version.

The film will be directed by Franck Ekinci and Christian Desmares and produced by Marc Jousset's Je Suis Bien Content alongside Ekinci and Michel Dutheil. Belgium's Need Productions and Canada's Brice Garnier are also on board. The film's budget is €10.5 million ($13.1 million).

Un Monde Truque is set in 1941 France and follows a young girl who sets off looking for her parents, two missing scientists.

Tardi is famed for his signature comic series, including The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, which Luc Besson turned into a film.

The film is part of Studiocanal's growing portfolio of family and animation productions.