NEWS: New Asterix flick in Ireland?

A new Asterix film is due to be released in Ocotber 2012 starring Gerard Depardieu and Edouard Baer. It will be the fourth live action film to star the French comic legend and possibly the first to be filmed in Ireland. A scouting team from the production arrived in Ennis, County Clare recently to view locations around the county for use as possible locations for the film, production of which is due to take place this summer.
Considering the film is going to be called Asterix and Obelisk: God Save Britania, it is not all that surpirsing that Ireland is being considered as a possible alternative to Britain itself as our tax breaks for filming are some of the most attractive anywhere.
It also would not be the first time that County Clare will have had a role in a film recently following the Cliffs of Moher’s appearance in the last Harry Potter film.
Should any more news on the comic legends filming in Ireland come to light, we will post it here on ICN.