‘Asterix, The Kingdom of Nubia’ Hits Cannes Market With ‘The Count of Monte-Cristo’ Writers; SND Boarding Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

“Asterix,” the popular French comics franchise, is set for a new animated journey

Published Time: 14.05.2024 - 08:31:38 Modified Time: 14.05.2024 - 08:31:38

“Asterix,” the popular French comics franchise, is set for a new animated journey. Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere, whose latest film “The Count of Monte-Cristo” is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, have penned “Asterix, the Kingdom of Nubia.”

SND, the commercial arm of French network M6, has boarded the film and will kick off international sales at the Cannes Film Market, where they will present a sizzle reel to buyers. The film is directed by Alexandre Heboyan, who previously helmed “Mune,” and attended the prestigious Gobelins school in France before working at DreamWorks.

M6 Studio is producing the movie, which follows Asterix and Obelix on a wild journey to the Kingdom of Nubia. The project follows “Asterix, the Mansions of the Gods” and “Asterix, the Secret of the Magic Potion,” which were also produced by M6 Studio.

“Asterix and Obelix” is an iconic French IP with more than 200 million books sold, 10 animated movies and six live-action films, one of which was France’s highest-grossing local film i -

n 2023. Netflix is also preparing a series based on “Asterix and Obelix.”

“We have a strong creative team with Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere, who have a know-how in tackling comedies and iconic characters with a modern edge and will make this film a formidable adventure family comedy,” said SND’s sales team, which is led by RamyNahas, head of international sales and distribution.

The animated movie will be aimed at children and family audiences in France and internationally. Besides “The Count of Monte Cristo,” Delaporte and de la Patelliere are also behind the two-part epic adventure saga “The Three Musketeers,” which were released in France last year. “Asterix, the Kingdom of Nubia” is expected to be delivered in 2026.

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