Alien sex fiend is new Modesty Blaise
A founder member of The Independent David Lister joined the paper in 1986 as Assistant Home Editor. He became the paper's arts correspondent in 1988 and is now Arts Editor and writes a column each Saturday. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Saturday 09 August 1997
Modesty Blaise, the sexy adventuress from the novels by Peter O'Donnell and the long-running syndicated comic strip that appears in the London Evening Standard, was brought to the screen in 1966 by Monica Vitti and co-starred Terence Stamp. The new version will be directed by Frenchman Luc Besson, responsible for this year's box office blockbuster The Fifth Element.
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