Asterix and Obelix : the new movie cancelled… due to the Coronavirus ?

Astérix et Obélix : le nouveau film annulé... à cause du Coronavirus ?

Asterix and Obelix : the new movie cancelled… due to the Coronavirus ?

You have to wait to discover the new adventures of Asterix and Obelix carried respectively by Guillaume Canet and Gilles Lellouche ? Bad news, the new film adapted from the COMIC book, whose history is linked to the China, could be (temporarily) canceled due to the sars Coronavirus.

The most famous Gaul in the world will they movie theaters in 2021 ? Nothing is less sure. As we know, Guillaume Canet must soon start the shooting of the film Asterix and Obelix : The Middle kingdom, the new adaptation live-action of the universe of the comic in which he will give the reply to Gilles Lellouche.

Asterix and Obelix quarantined

Problem is, as its title indicates, the story of the film is scheduled to be held on the side of China, a country that is currently facing the terrible epidemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), a contagious disease that has already killed nearly 2000 people.

Also, while millions of people are placed in quarantine on the premises and that the fear of a global epidemic is more and more urgent, Closer provides today that “the shooting of the film in China, which was to take place around the famous wall, has had to be cancelled.” Not surprisingly, “The producers of this component does not want to run any risk to their teams, given the virulence of the virus.

A complicated story without China

As a reminder, Asterix and Obelix : The Middle kingdom will follow the fate of the only daughter of the chinese Emperor Han Xuandi who escape to a prince malicious, before coming to seek help from our world-famous hero gauls. And if such a project could easily turn in the studio, as is the case for many blockbusters in the USA, such a fallback solution is impossible for two reasons.

First, the current budget of the movie is already estimated at over 65 million euros, a sum of the pharaoh. Therefore, the production costs of new decorations would explode the note and put the film in danger. Second, this new episode is the subject of a partnership with China – who participates in the financing, and it can hardly be supposed, therefore, not the countries to agree not to see his own landscape/local talents to be used.

Asterix and Obelix : The Empire of the Middle is (for the moment) due in 2021 at the cinema.

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