He, Asterix and Obelix of the Middle Kingdom... What do we know about Guillaume Canet's upcoming films?  Cinema news

The third feature film directed by Guillaume Canet, and his biggest box office success to date, Les Petits mouchoirs is broadcasting tonight on M6. An opportunity to discuss the next achievements of the director actor.

Everyone knows that Guillaume Canet has a big project in progress: a new movie dedicated to the most famous Gauls in pop culture, Asterix and Obelix. But before that, the star will present a more intimate feature film, shot in small groups: He.

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While he was held up while preparing for Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire by the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, Guillaume Canet decided not to fiddle with his thumb and began writing another script. The result: a movie that qualifies for it Instagram from “Very special and very important to himTo be discovered in theaters on October 27.

Filmed at Belle-Île in Morbihan, just before the relaunch of Asterix’s preparation, Lui resembles Le Petits Mouchoirs and his pavilion, also photographed by the sea, but this time at Cap-Ferret in the Gironde. Get out of the cozy holiday vibe Despite this duo’s screams, the tone of this new movie is even more somber.

And for good reason, he tells the story of a composer (played by the director) in need of inspiration, who has just left his wife and children and believes he finds refuge in an old cliffside house. In this strange and isolated place, he will only find a dissonant piano and visitors are determined not to be left alone.

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These visitors are personified not by Cinema Canet regulars such as François Cluzet, Gilles Lelouch or Marion Cotillard, but by equally famous actors. Virginie Evira (Champion’s wife), Letitia Casta (Mistress), Matthew Kassovitz (Best Friend), Natalie Bay (Mother) and Patrick Chesnais (Father) all responded in September 2020 for a quick 4-week shoot.

Middle Kingdom: a bigger project

So it has nothing to do with the director’s next feature film: Asterix & Obelix: L’Empire du Milieu, in which he will introduce his features to tiny Gaul while Gilles Lelouch will play the master of Idefix.

Filmed in 17 weeks between April and August 2021, this fifth film depicting the characters created by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo benefited from a massive €60 million budget. It’s also not an album adaptation, but an original screenplay co-written by Guillaume Canet and the duo behind the Tucci saga, Philippe Michelin and Julien Hervey.

The starting point for this new feature film expected in 2022 in cinemas: A chariot arrives in the Gaelic village with Chinese Princess Fu Yi who came to seek help after the coup by Deng Tsien-Chen that overthrew the Empress. Gaul’s irreducible reputation is known even to Shanghai.

If we don’t know much about the plot, the director is still captivated by Sunday newspaper Right before filming begins:Asterix, a little vegan already, [fera] He gives back to Obelix for his consumption of wild boars. Both will also discover the feeling of love. Women’s status is also more important you’ll see…

To define his artistic ambitions:The idea is to make kids and parents laugh by returning to their weird Saturday sense of humor with a very strong, magical visual aspiration and the kind of brave heart that meets a tiger and a dragon! I’m a big fan of Chinese cinema and its crazy fights with flying characters. We will face kung fu and the brute force of the Gaelic heroes.

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On the cast side, Kanye also saw the big picture, bringing together many familiar characters from the general public to discover that:

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Asterix and Obelix: Middle Kingdom: Pierre Richard, Zlatan, Angel… The full cast of Guillaume Canet!

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