Hollywood Reporter has learned that a live-action version of the original TV anime hero, Astro Boy, is heading to New Line
Hollywood Reporter has learned that a live-action version of the original TV anime hero, Astro Boy, is heading to New Line, as the Warner Bros. division negotiates the rights. The entertainment industry journal also reports that disaster movie San Andreas' Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore have been hired to write a script.
Animal Logic Entertainment, Ranger 7 Films and Japanese firm Tezuka Productions will produce the young-audience focused adventure movie.
HR notes Hollywood tried several times to bring the character to the big screen, succeeding only with an animated 2009 feature from Imagi Animation with Freddie Highmore voicing the child-robot.
A year ago, HR reported that Australia’s Animal Logic Entertainment, known for effects work on Happy Feet and Avengers: Age of Ultron, had partnered with Japan’s Tezuka Productions to develop a live-action feature based on Osamu Tezuka's manga character and star of the first televised anime series, Astro Boy.