Asterix in Spain was the planned third live-action movie in the Asterix series. Producer Claude Berri hoped to follow up the success of Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra with a live-action adaptation of Asterix in Spain. Gerard Jugnot wrote the script and was to direct.
Uderzo and Anne Goscinny were "not interested" in the film. It is likely that script widely deviated from the book which they were not happy with, although no details about what these were emerged.