A famous fictional character created at the beginning of the 20th century, Fantomas should soon be making a comeback on the big and small screens. We can say that his comeback will have taken time.
Fantomas : adaptations in shambles
In 1911, Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain deliver the novel Fantomaswhich follows the adventures of a criminal mastermind, known to be evil incarnate. Very quickly, the literary saga found its audience and found itself definitively popularized when Louis Feuillade brought the character with the masked figure to the big screen. via five film adaptations. Presented in the form of a serial (episode film), this Fantomas in the cinema is also successful.
Several years later, the famous character is rehabilitated in a much more comic atmosphere with the films Fantomasin which we find in particular Jean Marais and Louis de Funes. These adventure comedies will remain in the collective imagination, forgetting that at the base, the character is cruel and evolves in a dark world.
If TV movies were released in the 80s and a series of comics even saw the light of day in the 90s, Fantomas has gradually, lost sight of by the producers. However, it seems that this crossing of the desert is coming to an end.
He returns !
According Varietythe producer of Box nhear Wassim Beji as well as SND Films acquired the rights to adapt the novels in order to be able to prepare a film as well as a series. According to Wassim Beji, these productions will not be of the same ilk as the comic films released during the 1960s. Rather, it will be a return to basics to the dark universe of Fantomas. Suffice to say that these projects promise to be very ambitious.
For the moment, no release date or name for the production or distribution have been announced. It will probably be necessary to wait a little before knowing more about this resurrection of the terrible Fantomas. One thing is certain: we can’t wait to see the result.