French director and actor Guillaume Canet will shoot the film “Asterix and Obelix: The Silk Road” and play one of the main roles in it
Canet will play Asterix, while Gilles Lelouch will play the role of Obelix.
The new comedy film based on the comics of the writer René Goscinny and the artist Albert Uderzo will focus on the campaign of the famous Gauls Asterix and Obelix to China.
The action of the film will unfold around the only daughter of the Chinese emperor Xuan-Di, who flees to Gaul after a coup d’état. Here she seeks help from two valiant warriors Asterix and Obelix.
The film’s release date is set for 2023.
The film franchise was launched in 1999. The main roles in it were played by Gerard Depardieu and Christian Clavier, then by Clovis Corgnac and Edouard Behr. Such films as “Asterix and Obelix against Caesar”, “Asterix and Obelix: Mission of Cleopatra”, “Asterix at the Olympic Games” and “Asterix and Obelix in Britain” have already been released.