Photos: Encore Films
Based on the popular French comic book of the same title, directors of Asterix: The Mansions Of The God (known hereafter as Asterix) are here to bring the action-packed and fun-filled story onto the silver screen.
Renowned French television producer and film director Alexandre Astier assumed multiple roles as a director and screenwriter, curating and fine-tuning parts of the original story for the film. Co-director Louis Clichy, best known for as the animator for Disney Pixar’s WALL.E and UP, also helped to bring the characters into action.
Their collaboration has made the film the best-selling movie at the French box office last year.
Asterix, set in ancient days, tells the tale of how Asterix and his friend Obelix fight against the Romans’ scheme to invade their village.
The duo is part of a civilization known as the Gauls who live on the outskirts of the formidable city of ancient Rome. In the movie, Rome’s ruler Julius Caesar desperately wishes to exterminate the Gauls as they are resistant to the Romans and refuses to have their land dominated by them.
In order to do so, Julius comes up with a cunning scheme of building a big town around the duo’s village known as ‘The Land of the Gods’.
While Asterix and Obelix attempts to stop Caesar’s plans, Roman civilians had started to stream in and bring about a new way of life for the Gauls. This places immense pressure on the Gauls as they are now faced with the dilemma of assimilating or leaving their homes.
Will the Gauls be able to stop the Romans from taking over their land, or would Caesar succeed in his colonisation plans?
Asterix: The Mansions Of The Gods opens in cinemas on Mar 12, ratings to be advised.
Preview Screening details:
Date: 11 Mar 2015 (Wednesday)
Venue: GV Plaza
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