Friday, November 21, 2008

"Astro Boy" 2009 Teaser Trailer

No, not quite Rockman related, but news worthy nonetheless!

"Astro Boy," the character that gave rise to Rockman's conception, is getting his very own theatrical animated adaption in late 2009 (October). Produced by Imagi, the CGI film aims to properly reproduce Osamu Tezuka's brainchild to a whole new generation of fans.

The teaser trailer for the film is set to debut before Madagascar 2 and Walt Disney's Bolt, however, Moviefone has already begun streaming it online. Check out the trailer there or right here!:

Further information:

"Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man'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 father who had rejected him."

News Credit: ANN, IMDb


  1. This movie is going to bleeping suck!
    I mean the graphics are terrible!
    Astroboy deserves better.

  2. Hmm. I always thought Astro Boy was cheesey and ugly and pathetic. :\

    I'd much rather have a CG movie set in a Rockman universe.

    And now, if we ever get one, it will probably just be passed off as an astro boy ripoff by non-fans. (Which it sorta is in a way, but more like a better one. XD)

  3. I love astro boy, but this...Ugh

  4. Not bad. Not bad at all.
    I think I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

    At least they aren't going live-action like a certain movie about dragons and balls...

  5. Look at Doctor and Astro Father... Ugly and I like the animation better <_<
    at least it's better than Dragon Ball movie

  6. Looking forward to this movie. Looks great.

  7. Oh damn... they killed Astro. ;_;

  8. To be fair, Astro Boy has had problems with revivals into the modern era. Next year will be the 2nd "movie based on an anime/manga from the 50s/60s", let's hope it does not share Speed Racer's fate.

    Currently, this is the closest to Rockman we will get at the moment.

    - The Shadow -

  9. He doesn't sound like Astro Boy at all.

  10. It is okay to me. I will watch it but it is not good enough. It would be nice for CG movie of rockman.. I prefer from japan.. not USA version.


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