The work was already well advanced.
The daughter of the screenwriter of the famous Asterix comics, Anne Goscinny, has revealed the discovery of an unfinished draft of the most famous of the Gauls made by her father before his death, in an interview published this weekend.
"I think about it often, it's 20 pages, half an album," said the one who manages her father's work to the German weekly Der Spiegel.
The screenplay typewritten by René Goscinny bears the title "Asterix in the Circus" and should have appeared chronologically after the album "Asterix among the Belgians".
It was found according to the Spiegel in the family archives.
A possible edition?
Anne Goscinny felt that a posthumous finish of the album would be a "very complicated" undertaking.
"A lot of people should sit around the table, immerse themselves in the story and find her voice again," she said, referring to her father, "it's like a painting of Goya with a hole".
“But one day we will try, it would be an extraordinary adventure,” she adds.
Died in 1977, René Goscinny is with Albert Uderzo, who died last year, the creator of the irreducible Gaul in 1959, whose adventures have sold several hundred million copies worldwide.
He was instrumental in creating the profession of comic book writer, which did not exist before him.