Alain Prost, who held the record for most Grand Prix victories from 1987-2001 and received the 1999 World Sports Award of the Century along such greats as Pele and Muhammad Ali, is conquering new heights as he voices the role of race car driver Raymond in the CGI animated feature film LOUIS LA CHANCE, directed by Phillipe LeClerc and Xavier Aliot. Joining LeClerc and Aliot in the director's chair will be Guillaume Ivernel (DRAGON HUNTERS).
The film, fittingly, is set in the early days of the Monaco Grand Prix and chronicles the adventures of two brothers, Louis and Remi, who develop a powerful new racing fuel in an attempt to win the 1934 Grand Prix, but must overcome a series of comical mishaps and a mysterious villain in order to save the day. Cinema Management Group (CMG) is selling the film at AFM this week.
Ivernel's 2008 feature DRAGON HUNTERS is a fantastical tale of two dragon hunters. The film opened at the top of the French box-office in March and made 800,000 admissions in France and 400,000 in Russia and has sold in 25 territories. Last month it opened in Brazil on 104 screens with $500,000 (BRL) on opening weekend. Ivernel was a designer on the TV series THE BOTZ MASTER and did visual and served as assistant art director on the 2005 film GRAND ODYSSEY. He did vfx work on the 2008 film TESTUDO.