Live-Action “Astro Boy” Movie Coming

Animal Logic Entertainment and Tezuka Productions are teaming to develop a live-action feature film adaptation of the iconic anime series “Astro Boy”.

Known mostly for their visual effects work, Animal Logic began a development arm for feature projects back in 2007 with the recently announced “Betty Boop” film being one such project.

No director is attached, and a search is now underway for writers. Zareh Nalbandian will produce.

The original “Astro Boy” was created in the early 1950s by Osamu Tezuka as a manga, which was then translated into an internationally popular and well-regarded anime series in the 1970s and 1980s.

Imagi Animation tried adapting the property with a watered down 2009 animated feature that scored mixed reviews and was a commercial flop.

Source: Heat Vision