Created in 1963 by Peter O'Donnell and Jim Holdaway, Blaise began life in a comic strip but has since gone on to conquer books, TV and even a movie or two.
Her background has been debated, though it's largely agreed that she worked her way up a criminal organisation, got rich, then retired and, bored by her wealth, accepted assignments for the British Secret Service.
Blaise has been filmed before in 1966 as a comedy thriller, as a 1982 TV movie that was intended to launch a series and one more effort (see below).
Our Director Pick:
Quentin Tarantino. He loves the 'toon, was a sponsor for a less-than-successful, dumped-to-DVD 2003 Miramax take on the character (My Name Is Modesty) and has expressed interest in making his own version.
Have QT dig out the treatment he commissioned from, of all people, Neil Gaiman, let them work on the script together and give it the full-on Tarantino treatment.
And we'd cast Emily Blunt as Modesty, in a whacked-out, 60s-set tale of the character investigating an underworld protection racket run primarily by… a pair of puppeteers who turned to crime after the music halls closed down.