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Confirming its status as a driving force on France’s animation scene, Mikros Image Group, the Paris and Montreal-based animation/VFX house, is working on a new “Asterix” animated feature project that follows up its 2014 hit “Asterix: The Mansion of the Gods.” Details are being kept under wraps but the movie is once again expected to be directed by Louis Clichy – who worked as an animator on Pixar’s “Wall-e” and “Up” – and Alexandre Astier, “Mansions’” screenwriter.
Produced by M6 Studios and distributed in France, and sold abroad by Snd, “Mansions” sold 3 million tickets – about $24 million in gross box office – in France from a Nov. 2014 bow.
The group’s Montreal operation – that delivered “Mune” and “The Little Prince” in 2015 – is also working on two further animation movies: a yet undisclosed toon feature and “Sahara,” directed by Pierre Coré and produced by La Station Animation.
Produced by On Ent., “The Little Prince, »
- Martin Dale
Civilization may be crumbling but Cochise and Gilou - the bounty hunters at the center of Boulie Lanners' Les Premiers, Les Derniers - still have a job to do. And someone out there has a stolen phone full of sensitive data that they need to reclaim.The fourth directorial effort from Belgian actor-turned-helmer Lanners - recently seen as a performer in Rust And Bone and a voice actor in A Town Called Panic, among others - has been selected as part of the upcoming Berlin film festival and the freshly released trailer makes it clear why. this looks to be a very strong, arty take on genre tropes that comes packaged with the star power of Albert Dupontel - along with Lanners himself - in the...
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Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne co-produce out of their Brussels-shingle Les Films du Fleuve. Producer of Rebecca Zlotowski’s highly regarded debut “Belle épine” and follow-up “Grand Central,” which established her a director to track, Les Films Velvet’s lead produces out of France.
“Good Luck Sam” is the first feature of Farid Bentoumi, a laureat of France’s Emergence talent development program whose alums include Mia Hansen-Love and Katell Quillevere, two of France’s most exciting young distaff directors.
Bentoumi’s project was originally god-mothered at Emergence by Agnes Jaoui (“Let It Rain”). It is co-penned by Bentoumi, Gaelle Mace (“Aylah”) and Noe Debre, co-scribe on Jacques Audiard’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Dheephan” and Thomas Bidegain’s “The Cowboys.”
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- John Hopewell
3 items from 2016
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