The first teaser trailer for Summit Entertainment’s Astro Boy has hit the web with a flash of cool CG-animation. The project is being developed by IMAGi Studios, the folks that brought us the CG-animated TMNT movie in 2007. Like many of you, I was a big fan of the look and feel of TMNT, but would have liked to see it be less of a cartoon (in story) and more like the original TMNT films. Alas, it was still a pretty cool movie — and Astro Boy appears to be cut from the same fabric. Have a look for yourself below.
Official Synopsis: 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.
The trailer can also be seen in high definition over on AOL Moviefone. Astro Boy will feature the voices of Nicolas Cage, Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Donald Sutherland and Nathan Lane. It hits theaters on October 23rd 2009.