freddiehighmore.jpgIt’s being reported that young thespian Freddie Highmore will be providing the voice of Astro Boy in the upcoming CGI movie.

Set in futuristic Metro City, Imagi’s “Astro Boy” tells the story of a young robot created by a scientist to replace the son he lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving father’s expectations, Astro Boy embarks on a journey of discovery before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with his creator.

If you aren’t familiar with Highmore, you might want to head down to your local theater and check out the Spiderwick Chronicles.

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Astro Boy for years. On the one hand, I love the early AB series from the 60s, but hate the reboot stuff that came out a few years ago.

via Hollywood Reporter

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1 Comment

  1. Randallw
    March 2, 2008 at 11:57 pm — Reply

    Being a child of the 80’s naturally I like the 80’s version. I’ve seen nothing of the 60’s version and was eager to watch the last version which I ended up not liking. I once saw a program with a bloke saying he loved the 60’s version and hated the 80’s version. I suppose it depends on when you were a child watching it.

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