Astro Boy the movie is finally blasting off in theaters in October this year. Produced by Imagi Animation Studios and Tezuka Production Company Ltd., Astro Boy is the Hollywood CGI version of one of the best known anime and manga series both in Japan and abroad. Astro Boy originated as a manga in 1952 by Osamu Tezuka, which was then later turned into an anime series.
Judging from the trailer of this movie, the only difference between the original Astro Boy and this one is that this version of Astro Boy has a shirt on! O_O
Let’s just hope that this movie lives up to the standards of the original anime series.
A thrilling tale of a true hero, Astro Boy is an all-new, feature film full of action, adventure, humor and heart. It will be brought to life on the big screen in breathtaking CGI animation on October 23rd, 2009.
Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Tenma (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive “blue” energy, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly.
Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero.