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Asterix feature animation in the works with Snd

Asterix feature animation in the works with Snd
Exclusive: Cartoon hero to return in The Secret Of The Magic Potion.

Snd has unveiled details of French animation duo Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier’s 3D CGI animated film Asterix - The Secret Of The Magic Potion, the highly-anticipated follow-up to their 2014 collaboration Asterix – The Mansions Of The Gods [pictured] which drew three million spectators in France and also did well worldwide.

The new adventure sees Asterix and Obelix embark on a quest across Gaul to find a young druid worthy of learning the secret of the magic potion, after elderly village druid Getafix breaks his legs when he falls from a tree while picking mistletoe.

Partners on the production include Snd, M6 Studio, M6 Films and Editions Albert Renee, the publishing house set-up by Asterix co-creator Albert Uderzo. The feature is being produced in France by M6 Studio and developed by Mikros Animation, the Paris and Montreal-based animation production house which also worked on features such as
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Gibson, DiCaprio, and Vikings, Hell Yeah!

No, Mel Gibson is not directing Leonardo DiCaprio in a live action version of The Adventures of Asterix, but I imagine that would be just as cool. Gibson, instead, will be directing DiCaprio in an as-yet untitled film about Viking culture that is being written by William Monahan (The Departed). This according to Variety. A joint venture by Gibson’s Icon Productions and Graham King’s Gk Films, the film is set to begin shooting in Fall of 2010.

Says King about the story:

This will be an awe-inspiring story, created with some of the industry’s finest cinematic talent, and I am just over the moon to be making this film with Mel, Leo and Bill.

All involved confirmed their involvement in the film, though no details have emerged about the plot. Expect the same level of gritty, grimy adult fare Gibson has previously shown in Braveheart, The Passion Of The Christ,
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