Pic to be helmed by Laurent Tirard
Marc Missonnier and Olivier Delbosc at Paris-based Fidelite Films. Wild Bunch co-produced “Nicholas” and distributed it in France as well as selling it overseas. Wild Bunch has acquired international rights to many Fidelite films such as John Malkovich-starrer thriller “Afterwards” and Peter Mullan’s drama “Neds.” Remaining key cast has yet to be announced. But expectations are already running high in Gaul for “Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia.” The last “Asterix” entry, 2008′s “Asterix at the Olympic Games,” grossed $60.8 million in France. According to French export org Unifrance, “Games” and the second Asterix movie, 2002′s “Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra,” have sold 10.2 million and 9.4 million tix respectively outside France. With “Asterix,” Wild Bunch will be selling two of the highest-profile French titles of 2011: It has also acquired overseas rights on the mostly-English-language international actioner “The Burma Conspiracy,” written and directed by Jerome Salle (“Largo Winch,” “Anthony Zimmer”) with German-born Tomer Sisley reprising his role from Salle’s “Largo Winch” as the trouble-shooting heir to a billionaire mogul. Sharon Stone co-stars.
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