Astroboy full CG to the big screen

  • Lobizon
  • Lobizon's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • REF Member
  • REF Member
  • Bounty Hunter! =☠=
  • Posts: 929
  • Thank you received: 4

Astroboy full CG to the big screen was created by Lobizon



SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT AND IMAGI STUDIOS
ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP ON ASTRO BOY


Nicolas Cage and Donald Sutherland to join Freddie Highmore, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy to Voice Roles in the CGI Animated Picture

Los Angeles/Hong Kong (June 16/17, 2008) – Summit Entertainment and Imagi Studios have entered into a global alliance whereby Summit will distribute Imagi’s upcoming CG-animated motion picture ASTRO BOY worldwide except for Imagi’s reserved territories of Japan, Hong Kong and China. The announcement was made jointly by Rob Friedman, Co-Chairman and CEO of Summit Entertainment and Douglas Glen, CEO of Imagi Studios.
“We are pleased to join with Imagi Studios in bringing the exceptional world of ASTRO BOY to both existing and a new generation of fans alike,” said Friedman. “The team at Imagi Studios is capturing the spirit of this popular post-modern franchise by doing great things with the story, characters and animation. ASTRO BOY promises to be an excellent addition to our existing slate of family films.”
Glen said, "ASTRO BOY has been one of the world's best-known and most loved superheroes for more than fifty years. We are pleased to partner with Summit to deliver ASTRO BOY's first CGI feature film to worldwide audiences on a grand scale. Imagi and Summit are a great fit, with high energy, entrepreneurial cultures and a vision of building movie-driven global brands."
Slated for worldwide theatrical release in 2009, ASTRO BOY will feature the voices of Academy Award®-winning actor Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy with Freddie Highmore in the title role. David Bowers is directing ASTRO BOY from a screenplay written by Timothy Harris, with Maryann Garger producing.
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 the past four decades, besides being one of the top licensed properties for merchandising.
Set in futuristic Metro City, Imagi Studios’ ASTRO BOY is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist to replace the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving father’s expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the man who had rejected him.
Realease date TBA 2009.



Poster



Only one pic of thr work in progress



Source link: IMAGI.com

Enjoy the news!!!

Saludos Lobi ;)
Last edit: 15 years 11 months ago by Lobizon.
15 years 11 months ago #1350

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 4669
  • Thank you received: 114

Replied by MEMO1DOMINION on topic Re:Astroboy full CG to the big screen

this one i do really want to see.

i am a fan of teh old series. at least they did not go speed racer lam.

hehehe
"IF IT DOESN'T EXIST...BUILD IT"
15 years 11 months ago #1354

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 77
  • Thank you received: 0

Replied by Veritech_IDEON on topic Re:Astroboy full CG to the big screen

I really like all the Osamu Tezuka manga I've read, but somehow I've barely been exposed to AstroBoy:( . Still this looks interesting.
MACROSS SAGA > ROBOTECH MASTERS > NEW GENERATION

IMHO

* * *

My hobbies include:

Robotech

That's it.
15 years 11 months ago #1356

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • Lobizon
  • Lobizon's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • REF Member
  • REF Member
  • Bounty Hunter! =☠=
  • Posts: 929
  • Thank you received: 4

Replied by Lobizon on topic Re:Astroboy full CG to the big screen





“ASTRO BOY” SET FOR NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE
ON OCT. 23, 2009

Summit Entertainment Distributing Imagi Studios’
Upcoming CGAnimated Motion Picture

Hong Kong (September 23, 2008) – Summit Entertainment will release Astro Boy in North America on Friday, October 23, 2009, it was announced today by Rob Friedman, Co‐Chairman and CEO of Summit Entertainment, and Erin Corbett, President of Imagi Studios U.S. Summit and Imagi are putting together the final details on a marketing plan designed to reach both the family movie‐going audience and adult fans of Astro Boy alike. Plan includes a commitment from a major fast food restaurant partner as well as alliances in the areas of toys, games, books and others, soon to be announced.

Produced by Imagi Studios, the CG‐animated motion picture will bow on over 3,000 screens across North America. International release dates for the film are to be announced soon.

“We are pleased to bring the exceptional world of Astro Boy to the big screen for movie‐goers in North America,” said Friedman. “We have lined up some key marketing partners for the film and our
October date allows us to put the film out at the right time enabling our partners to reach their targeted audiences with on‐going marketing programs tied to the film.”

“A beloved icon for over half‐a‐century, this marks Astro Boy’s first time on the big screen, making our film one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year,” stated Corbett. “We’re thrilled to be bringing this remarkable and enduring property to fans – both old and new – as a grand‐scale action‐filled adventure with cutting‐edge CG technology.”

Astro Boy’s all‐star cast features the voices of Academy Award®‐winning actor Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy with Freddie Highmore in the title role. David Bowers (Flushed Away) is directing Astro Boy from a screenplay written by Timothy Harris (Trading Places, Kindergarten Cop), with Maryann Garger producing.

The iconic character Astro Boy has found global popularity since his creation in the early 1950s by Japan’s Osamu Tezuka, known as the “god of manga” and “father of anime”, and has been the hero of three acclaimed animated television series aired around the world.

Set in the future, Imagi Studio’s Astro Boy is a classic superhero origin story about a young robot with incredible powers, created by a brilliant scientist, and his adventure‐filled journey in search of his identity and destiny, taking him into a netherworld of robot gladiators before he returns to save Metro City.

Summit Entertainment, which entered into a global alliance with Imagi Studios earlier this year, will distribute Astro Boy worldwide except for Imagi’s reserved territories of Japan, Hong Kong and China.


Saludos Lobi ;)

Sources: felix ip/blog | IMAGI STUDIOS | IMDb Astroboy 2009
Last edit: 15 years 9 months ago by Lobizon.
15 years 9 months ago #1669

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • SIGHUP
  • SIGHUP's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Admin this!
  • Posts: 1056
  • Thank you received: 32

Replied by SIGHUP on topic Re:Astroboy full CG to the big screen

Not another Speed Racer please!
--David Pena
SIGHUP
www.robotechx.com - a fandom based site | RIP Carl Macek (1951-2010)
15 years 9 months ago #1683

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • Lobizon
  • Lobizon's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • REF Member
  • REF Member
  • Bounty Hunter! =☠=
  • Posts: 929
  • Thank you received: 4

Replied by Lobizon on topic Re:Astroboy full CG to the big screen

The official poster



Saludos Lobi ;)
15 years 9 months ago #1687

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • Lobizon
  • Lobizon's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • REF Member
  • REF Member
  • Bounty Hunter! =☠=
  • Posts: 929
  • Thank you received: 4

Replied by Lobizon on topic Re:Astroboy full CG to the big screen

The new official poster



And here how will be seen Astroboy on CGI



Enjoy it !!!

Saludos Lobi ;)
15 years 8 months ago #1945

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.360 seconds