Asterix to Conquer Big Screen

Fans of Asterix, the pint-sized warrior of ancient Gaul, will be glad to learn that the hero will be coming to the big screen in a UKĀ£15M film by Danish director Stefan Fjeldmark.

Asterix and the Vikings, a feature-length cartoon made in Europe, was released in France April 12, 2006. The large-budget film took four years to produce and hopes to compete against American giants Dreamworks and Disney.