Moviefone have recently begun streaming the 49 second trailer for the computer-animated Astro Boy film. The film which is being directed by David Bowers’ 65 Million USD adaptation will follow Tezuka’s manga, with Timothy Harris writing the screen play.
Moviefone’s blurb of the film is as follows:
Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers. Powered by pure positive “blue” energy, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is endowed with super strength, X-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly — not to mention the purest spirit on the planet.
Embarking on a journey across the planet to discover his powers, Astro Boy encounters a netherworld of robot gladiators and other comic characters, and learns the joys and emotions of being human. When he learns his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals all his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City, in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to embrace his place in the world.
Set for a US debut on the 23rd October, 2009. No word of a UK release as of yet.
Source: Anime News Network