Summit Entertainment has announced Astro Boy will see a North America release on Friday, October 23, 2009.

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 company will push the film hard, as the CG-animated movie will land on 3,000 screens.

via Summit Entertainment

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  1. Lifeisaglitch
    September 23, 2008 at 4:43 pm — Reply

    I know this hasnt been a super duper ambitious project and that it might end up being a tad to kiddy…But i still have high hopes for it.

    I goddamn love Astroboy, The whole world and the mythology.

  2. Randallw
    September 24, 2008 at 2:36 am — Reply

    It appears interesting but I have my reservations. Is it Japanese with an english dub? I couldn’t find out. I’ve never really seen the original Astroboy series, I grew up with the second, and I didn’t really like the last one. Seeing as how the cartoons were all Japanese in the first place I can imagine the dialogue might have been changed when dubbed to english, but I expect dissapointment. If there was such a great market for an Astroboy film, and assuming it’s US made why didn’t the Japanese make it? I worry Hollywood looked at something popular, the Japanese said they weren’t interested, so they made their own western version, which I suspect will miss some point or another.

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