Earlier this year, French reports said Jessica Alba has evidently acquired the rights to "The Insiders," a series of graphic novels created in 2002 by Jean-Claude Bartoll and Renaud Garreta and Robert Rodriguez was producing.
Pajiba reports that "JCVD" director Mabrouk el Mechri will direct and this also makes perfect sense. Rodriguez is taking on a mentor role of late (see him pluck Nimrod Antal for "Predators") and he was a huge fan of the Jean Claude Van Damme mocku-drama (as was his good friend Quentin Tarantino).
What's it about? According to the French source that broke this, it's a spy terrorist type thing about:
Najah Cruz, a Colombian (though in the original graphic novel she's Chechen terrorist) who is as deadly as she is beautiful. She has the weapons expertise and combat skills of a James Bond. At the secret request of the White House (CIA) she infiltrates a worldwide mafia-like organization composed of businessmen and politicians and becomes the bodyguard of the organization’s leader.While it might not happen exactly soon, there's really no reason to doubt this report, mark our words. If "Sin City 2" does ever get off the ground, and it's more of a possibility these days than it has been in recent years, don't be surprised if Alba's character is somehow involved as well. Next up for Rodriguez is "Spy Kids 4," at least, for now, he's always running and gunning and adapting quick to whatever the needs are out there.