Asterix getting 3D treatment


I don’t know what Asterix hasn’t taken off in the States like it has in Europe, but the comic book series is a delightful read, and the movies that I have seen have been well done (and well received in France).  Now it looks like the next film is going the 3D route in “Asterix: The Land of the Gods,” an adaptation of the 17th Asterix book “The Mansion of the Gods.”

Gallic hyphenate Alexandre Astier is attached to pen the adaptation, which follows the exploits of a village of ancient Gauls as they resist Roman occupation. Astier is best known for creating the hit M6 comic skits series “Kaamelott,” an Arthurian legend lampoon.
The animated featured will be done by the same group that did “Despicable Me.”