Two New Photos from Imagi's Astro Boy
Summit Entertainment will be showing off a finished scene from Astro Boy this weekend at the New York Comic-Con. So in advance of that event, our friends at Ain't It Cool News has posted two new photos from the film today. Despite the news that Imagi was temporarily shutting down because they ran out of money, Astro Boy is still on schedule for release this October. I'm still holding out hope in that I'll see something that will change my mind on this, but I'm not sure. Although I'm not too keen on the look of Astro Boy himself, I think this has a lot of potential with villains (like the one seen below) and other cool characters.
Set in futuristic Metro City, AstroBoy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist to replace the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving father's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the man who had rejected him.
Astro Boy is directed by ex-Disney animator David Bowers, of Flushed Away previously, with a screenplay written by Timothy Harris, of Brewster's Millions, Kindergarten Cop, and Space Jam previously. Imagi Animation, the studio behind TMNT last year, is developing this animated film which is based on Osamu Tezuka's manga series. Astro Boy will arrive in theaters everywhere on October 23rd, 2009.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Wow, good news! Thank you for following up to the latest info on the movie!! I can't wait to seeing it on screen!!!
CB4 on Feb 4, 2009
that evil robot looks totally awesome. It seems the character design in this movie isn't ALL bad.
-peter- on Feb 4, 2009
i'm shocked. i actually thought this movie was going to suck. the pics are nice.
darrin on Feb 4, 2009
these pics are awesome. hope this movie saves Imagi
Scott McHenry on Feb 4, 2009
villain looks sweet as hell!
dave13 on Feb 4, 2009
Wow, I didn't even know this movie was being made until now. But, this looks like it might be pretty damn good.
CoryCow on Feb 4, 2009
#5 yeah, that was my thought, Sweet.
Mario Tenorio on Feb 4, 2009
Looking forward to the move although i never watched the anime.
Fisherr on Feb 5, 2009
Do you think they will have funding to complete the film? From the HK newspaper, they haven't paid the Jan salaries to their aminators in HK. Besides, they still need to pay US$30 mil to Summit. Where is the funding? I love Astro Boy and feel very disappointed to Imagi.
Fanco on Feb 5, 2009
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