astro boy movie update 2008

Tis been a *long while (*more than a freakin' year, actually!) since I had an ASTRO BOY movie-update [tagged] on TRE - and hope it would not take that long a time til the next update (partially my bad, of coz :p). Here's a primer for when the teaser trailer drops, hopefully this year soon :)
ASTROBOY-JERSEY

From an online interview with AstroBoy director David Brower on Imagi (click on 'what's new') - we get to see an image of AstroBoy dressed in a jersey-jacket (above), similarly in a standee (below) seen @ the American Film Market, Santa Monica (AFM) circa Nov 6th - which a teaser of the movie was screened - with new teaser logo (shown bottom).

ASTROBOY-STANDEE

Imagi Creative Director Felix Ip also mentions on his blog that the Astro Boy Teaser Trailer will be screened in U.S cinemas in front of DreamWorks' "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" as well as Disney's "Bolt". As much as I long for a peek, I reckon cinema bootlegs ain't gonna do the teaser justice, so let's keep our collective fingers crossed for an "official" version to go online ... *hint-hint*

ASTROBOY-LOGO

Imagi Studios’ ASTRO BOY CGI feature is distributed by Summit Entertainment and will premiere October 23rd, 2009 (in North America). Meanwhile, let's make do with a 1963-version of the cartoon trailer, shall we? (Japanese version posted here / vintage LIVE-action version here!)


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[Astro Boy seen @ Anime Expo 2008]

AstroBoy director David Brower says: "I want Astro Boy to be a really special movie, a mix of action-adventure with lots of comedy and a really emotional story at its core. It's an iconic property and deserves respect, so I don't want to give it the glib, pop-referential treatment that so many animated movies have today. Instead I want it to stand as a classic superhero origin story, something befitting the icon of Astro Boy, kind of along the lines of Richard Donner's Superman. I want it to serve as an introduction to Astro Boy for western audiences whilst remaining faithful to the lore of Asian audiences. Astro Boy is a treasured icon in Japan and so I'm working closely with the Tezuka estate to ensure I get everything right." [via/via]


Check out AstroBoy @ ComicCon (above) with his wardrobe ensemble :)

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