Guillaume Canet shared a new behind-the-scenes photo of the shooting of “Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire” where we can recognize an essential accessory of the hero …
Already the third week of shooting for Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire! And to help the public to be patient, Guillaume Canet regularly shares behind-the-scenes photos on his Instagram account.
This week, he unveils an iconic accessory from the film, in this case the Asterix helmet. We can also guess some elements of the set of the shooting which is currently taking place in the studios of Bry-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne).
“Week 3! #asterixetobelix #asterixetobelixlempiredumilieu“
“Week 2 !!! 👍🏻😊 #asterixetobelix #asterixetobelixlempiredumilieu“
The film crew will also set up their cameras in Brétigny-sur-Orge (Essonne), then on the Guéry plateau (Puy-de-Dôme) for a scene of a great battle, and finally in Morocco for a few scenes of desert and d ‘oasis. For a total of 67 days of shooting.
Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire will be an original screenplay, and not adapted from one or more previously published comics. It is the first time, excluding animation, that an Asterix film is based on a completely new story, imagined by Philippe Mechelen and Julien Hervé. The initial idea was launched by the producer Yohan Baiada, which interested Editions Albert René (owners of the work of Uderzo and Goscinny),
The starting point of the story as it is presented by Guillaume Canet in the JDD recently: “A cart arrives in the Gallic village with the Chinese princess Fu Yi who came to ask for help after the coup d’etat of a certain Deng Tsin Qin, who overthrew the empress. The reputation of the irreducible Gauls is known as far as Shanghai“.
The filming of Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire is scheduled until July 2021, for a release in 2022.