The first look into "Astro Boy", a movie about a robot boy whose journey in search of his identity and destiny will fall into place in 2009, has been teased out. In a brand new teaser trailer released awhile ago, it can be seen how a brilliant scientist creates the robot boy and what the boy is capable of as he flies high up in the air and punches out rocks to make a path for himself.
Set in futuristic Metro City, "Astro Boy" tells the story of a young robot with incredible powers. He is created by a brilliant scientist to replace the son he has lost, but when the scientist finds out the robot couldn't mend his grieving heart, he sends Astro Boy away. Alone and rejected, the young robot embarks in a journey in search of acceptance where he experiences betrayal and gets into a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he finally returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the scientist.
An adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's classic manga, the Imagi Studios' animation is directed by David Bowers, who is famous of his work "Flushed Away", with the screenplay written by Timothy Harris, who wrote for "Trading Places" and "Kindergarten Cop". Featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Donald Sutherland and Freddie Highmore, it will be released nationwide on October 23, 2009.
"Astro Boy" Teaser: