Kaleidoscope Entertainment has announced that the hugely popular Asterix franchise is returning to the big screen here in the UK with its first ever feature length 3D adventure, Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods, which will open in cinemas this August.
The year is 50 BC. Gual is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely…
One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. Julius Caesar (Jim Broadbent), exasperated by the situation, decides to change tactics. Since his armies are unable to prevail through force, Roman civilisation itself will charm the barbaric Gauls. And so he has a luxurious housing complex built near the village for Roman families, called ‘The Mansions of the Gods’.
Will our Gaulish friends resist the lure of easy money and Roman comforts? Will their village become a simple tourist attraction? Asterix and Obelix are going to do all they can to thwart Caesar’s plans.
Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods is set to open on August 19th, and features an all-star voice cast that includes Jack Whitehall as Asterix and Nick Frost as Obelix, the feature also stars Greg Davies, Matt Berry, Catherine Tate, Harry Enfield, Jim Broadbent, Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood (aka Dick & Dom).