A rough cut of the trailer for Imagi Studios' Astro Boy that was screened exclusively at Comic-con a few weeks back has been finalized and ready for online viewing via MSN. Based on the classic manga series from the legendary Osamu Tezuka, the sci-fi animated film features comedy, action-adventure and emotional moments. Whether your a long time fan or a newcomer to the franchise, I believe there is something for all ages to enjoyed. Of course, it just wouldn't be the same Astro Boy we all know and love without the infamous butt machine gun and the trailer doesn't disappoint on that note.
Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Tenma (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive "blue" energy, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly.
Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero.
The theatrical release date is on October 23rd. You'll find the trailer and other videos after the jump.
Teaser trailer 2