This time, they have done it …Asterix and Obelix have run away! To Malta to be precise, since that is where the fourth live action Asterix movie, adapted from the album Asterix in Britain, starting shooting a few weeks ago on the 4th April.

In the shooting schedule were maritime scenes set on an exceptional stretch of water previously used in the filming of Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. Whilst waiting to watch on the big screen - in 3D if you please - the countless disastrous attempts by Caesar and his Roman cohorts to invade Britain, here is a first photo from the set with Asterix and Obelix aboard a small boat in the Channel.

From Malta the team has made its way to Hungary where, up to the summer months, they will be shooting the interior scenes with sets that truly bring to life the most emblematic passages in the album.

Above all, the cast that we revealed to you a few months ago just keeps getting better and better. Dany Boon, Bouli Lanners, Jean Rochefort, Simon Astier and Gérard Jugnot have joined the already stellar cast of Gérard Dépardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Edouard Baer, Fabrice Luchini, Valérie Lemercier, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Lebon and Vincent Lacoste! Given all this talent, the new Asterix movie should walk away with a French film industry award - if not …well, the judges should pay a visit to Psychoanalytix!

Credits : © François DARMIGNY / DR / DR / DR / DR