Asterix is a unique property in that its one of the most successful box office franchises based on a comic book worldwide, yet the first four live-action films have never gotten a proper release in the states. That is about to change with Asterix: The Land of The Gods, which will bring the iconic Gaul and his colorful cast of friends and enemies to this country in a new CG animated adventure. Two featurettes give us a first look at all the action and excitement as Asterix and Obelix set out to stop Julius Caesar from destroying their village once and for all.
The first video actually offers a scene from this Belgium comic adaptation, which finds Julius Caesar revealing his plans to squash the indomitable Gauls, who's magic elixir gives everyone in the village super human strength. The second clip features directors Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier taking fans behind-the-scenes for a look at how this all-new animated adventure is coming together in time for its November 26, 2014 release in France before it hits the rest of the world sometime in 2015.
Julius Caesar unveils his latest plan to get rid of those indomitable Gauls once and for all. As his army has not been able to crush "the last pocket of resistance", he decides to try a stealth invasion: civilization delivered to the village gates! He builds a new Rome-The Land of the Gods-around Asterix's village, pressuring the Gauls to assimilate or vanish. Despite Asterix and Obelix's plans to stop the construction work, the buildings quickly rise and the Roman citizens start to peacefully invade their surroundings, bringing chaos to Asterix's village. Could this finally mean victory for Caesar?