First clapperboard about to slam for Asterix & Obelix, the Middle Kingdom - Production / Funding - France/Belgium

First clapperboard about to slam for Asterix & Obelix, the Middle Kingdom - Production / Funding - France/Belgium
Directed by and starring Guillaume Canet, the indomitable Gauls' new adventure features an all-star cast including Gilles Lellouche, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel and Zlatan Ibrahimović. “The year is 50 BC; Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans... Well, not entirely! Because one small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders, and will do so forever.” The famous introductory spiel from the comic-book adventures of The Adventures of Asterix, created by duo René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, which have sold more than 325 million copies all over the world, will once again emanate from the big screen in Asterix & Obelix, the Middle Kingdom by Guillaume Canet, which will kick off principal photography on Monday 12 April. This new opus (which boasts a budget of €60 million) will be the fifth live-action feature inspired by the comic-book series, following Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (15.9 million admissions worldwide,...
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