Feb 2, 2011

Sharon Stone Goes Corporate In "Largo Winch II"

Sneak Peek the new poster supporting the upcoming comic book adaptation, "Largo Winch II", a France-produced feature directed by Jerome Salle, starring Tomer Sisley as 'Largo Winch', Olivier Barthelemy as 'Simon Ovronnaz', Mamee Napakpapha Nakprasitte as 'Maluna', and Sharon Stone as 'Diane Francken' :

"...Propelled to the head of 'Group W' after the death of his adoptive father, 'Largo Winch' decides to everyone's surprise, to put the company up for sale to create an ambitious humanitarian foundation.

"But on the day of signing, Winch finds himself accused of crimes against humanity by a mysterious witness. To prove his innocence, Largo will return to his past life, in the heart of the Burmese jungle..."

"Largo Winch" the Belgian comic book series was created by Philippe Francq and Jean Van Hamme, published by Dupuis. The principal character is 'Largo Winch' (aka 'Largo Winczlav'). Other important characters include 'Nerio Winch' (his adoptive father), senior 'Group W' executives 'John D. Sullivan', 'Dwight E. Cochrane' and his friend 'Simon Ovronnaz'.

"Largo Winch" started as a series of novels by illustrator Jean Van Hamme in the late 1970's, who then reworked the novels into the first comic book series with writer Phillipe Francq,
appearing originally in French, then translated into various languages, including Danish, Dutch, English, German, Portuguese, Serbian and Spanish.

"Largo Winch" is among the most popular comics books in France, with annual sales of nearly 500,000 copies, also spawning a previous feature, TV series and video games.

"Largo Winch II" will have a limited European release February 16, 2011.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Largo Winch II