Imagi, the studio bringing us the big screen update to the classic anime series Astro Boy, has posted a few new images from the project on their website.
Astro Boy first hit American shores in the 1970s, one of the first Japanese series in what would be a veritable flood of cartoon and live action science-fiction and fantasy series. I never saw much of the series myself, but was captivated by many of the other shows hitting the airwaves at that time – Speed Racer, Starblazers, Battle Of The Planets, Ultraman, The Space Giants, etc. – so I don’t have any particular attachment to the material. The designs look reminiscent of Osamu Tezuka’s original designs, so that should please the more die hard fans.
Astro Boy hits screens on October 23.