Iglesia Bears The Yellow Mark

Spanish helmer Alex de la Iglesia (“The Oxford Murders”) will write and direct a live-action version of Belgian Edgar Pierre Jacobs’ comic book “La Marque Jaune” (The Yellow Mark), part of Jacobs’ long-running “Blake and Mortimer” cartoon series says Variety.

The story follows Captain Francis Blake and science professor Philip Mortimer as they attempt to solve the crimes of a mysterious character known as The Yellow Mark.

The $34 million, English-language international co-production for La Fabrique de Films is being penned by Jorge Guerricaechevarria with an October 2008 date targeted for shooting.