The film will shoot in high definition for20 weeks at the new Alicante-based City of Light studio complex.
The new Asterix isa co-production between Thomas Langmann's La Petite Reine, Pathe RennProductions and other foreign co-producers, including TriPictures which willrelease the film in Spain.
Pathe ishandling international sales.
Langmann isset to co-direct the film with Frederic Forestier.
GerardDepardieu stars as Obelix alongside Clovis Cornillac as Asterix, Alain Delon asCaesar, and Benoit Poelvoorde as Brutus.
The newly-announced cast includes Diane Kruger, Michael Herbig, Frank Dubosc, and Spanishstars Santiago Segura and Elsa Pataky.