It’s been almost a year since Animal Logic Entertainment and Tezuka Productions teamed up to produce a live-action Astro Boy film, and now the project is coming to life.
Negotiations have now begun to bring the project under Warner Bros. New Line Division and they’ve just hired San Andreas writers Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore to pen the script!
The feature is based on the beloved Astro Boy manga series published from 1952 to 1968 created by the legendary Osamu Tezuka.
In the year 2030, a brilliant robotics engineer named Dr. Boynton loses his son Toby in a tragic car accident. Distraught over his death, the dedicated, but heart-broken scientist uses his technical expertise to construct an android in the boy’s image. But all was not as he’d hoped, for the scientist soon realised the robot, Astro Boy, could never grow into a human capable of filling the void in his heart.
Abandoned by Dr Boynton, Astro Boy was then rescued by Dr Elefun. Under his guidance, Astro boy embarks on adventures. Endowed with super strength, rocket-powered flight, a selfless heart and a kind demeanor, Astro Boy fights a never-ending crusade against the forces of evil.
Ranger 7 Films will also be joining Animal Logic Entertainment and Tezuka Productions to produce the four-quadrant adventure movie.
Although further news is yet to be announced, we can’t wait to see who they cast in the film!
Who do you think would make a great Astro Boy?