class=”size-full wp-image-52131 alignleft” title=”Asterix” src=”https://www.heyuguys.com/images/2010/10/Asterix.jpg” alt=”” width=”180″ height=”180″ />With Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton recently announcing that 3D is here to stay – that while “the fad element will die down” the extra dimension “is not going to go away” – it appears that more movies than ever are being shot especially for, or converted into, 3D.
According to Variety, one such project will be SND’s Asterix: The Land of the Gods. Produced by the M6 Group, Land of the Gods will loosely adapt the Mansion of the Gods, originally written and drawn by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo respectively. The film will follow Caesar’s attempts to usurp the Gaulish village of Asterix and Obelix by building a giant Roman colony next door.
Mac Guff, the Parisian studio behind Universal’s Despicable Me, are in talks to animate the character’s latest big screen adventure once Alexandre Astier has finished penning the script.
The successful Asterix series of 34 books, translated into over 100 languages, has so far lead to 11 films, a number of games and even a theme park based around the franchise. The last big screen outing, released in 2006, grossed $11.4 million in France alone, with Paul Giamatti, Sean Austin and Evan Rachel Wood voicing the English translation.