Studiocanal Seals Deal To Develop Next Live Action ‘Asterix’ Movie

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Studiocanal and Editions Albert René have signed an unique improvement settlement for the fifth stay motion film impressed by the adventures of French cartoon hero Asterix.

The deal comes as French publishing home Éditions Albert René marks the sixty fifth anniversary of the creation of the plucky Gaul warrior Asterix and his sidekick Obelix by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo in 1959.

Since then, 400 million Asterix books in 130 languages and dialects have offered worldwide, with 40 albums of Asterix adventures printed since 1961.

The Asterix & Obelix comedian books are embedded in French tradition and impressed 5 live-action movie thus far: Claude Zidi’s Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar (1999), Alain Chabat’s Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002), Frédéric Forestier and Thomas Langmann’s Asterix At The Olympic Games (2008), Laurent Tirard’s Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (2012) and Guillaume Canet’s Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom (2023).

They have had blended fortunes on the field workplace with Alain Chabat’s Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra hitting a highpoint for the franchise, promoting 14.4M tickets at dwelling and one other 10M exterior of France in 2008. 

Studiocanal emphasised its previous successes in adapting literary works into movies and collection, in addition to its potential to take the large franchises all over the world, beginning with Paddington.

“I am delighted with this exclusive development agreement signed with Editions Albert René, which will allow Studiocanal to produce the sixth live action Asterix adventure film,” mentioned Studiocanal CEO Anna Marsh.

“But more than that, on behalf of Studiocanal and the Canal+ Group, I feel honoured by the trust placed in us by Editions Albert René. We are aware that Asterix is a cultural icon, and will ensure that we respect his world, in tribute to the work of its amazing creators René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.”

Editions Albert René was created by Uderzo in 1979, two years after the demise of Goscinny, and manages the rights to the Asterix property.

Its President Of Editions Isabelle Magnac welcomed the deal: “Studiocanal was in a position to persuade us of its ambition, its worldwide know-how, the standard of its groups and its professionalism. By working intently collectively, we’ll develop this new movie across the legendary work created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.

“Signing this agreement marks a further new stage in the on-screen adventures of Asterix along with the release of the Netflix series by Alain Chabat in 2025 and the M6 cartoon planned for 2026.”

No particulars on the storyline, schedule, forged or director have been accessible as but.

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