Written by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub
Imagi Studios and Summit Entertainment have just released the first teaser trailer for “Astro Boy” and it’s below. All I can say after watching the 10 seconds of footage is…this is clearly aimed at young kids. While it’s hard to judge anything based on so little footage, I’ll admit to being surprised by the look of the movie. I liked the design of “TMNT”, but this is nothing like that movie. Since this is just a teaser and the release isn’t till late 2009, I’ll just hope this isn’t anything final. Watch the trailer. Judge for yourself.
And here’s the synopsis for those that don’t know the history of “Astro Boy”:
“Astro Boy” was created by the “god of manga”, Japan’s Osamu Tezuka, in the early 1950s. The iconic character has since found wide popularity around the world as the hero of three acclaimed animated television series spanning over four decades, besides being one of the top licensed properties for merchandising. Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist. Our hero embarks on a journey in search of adventure in a netherworld of robot gladiators before he returns to save Metro City. “Astro Boy” is the second CG-animated feature film from Imagi Studios, following on the success of its 2007 box office hit, TMNT.