Animal Logic Entertainment has partnered with Japan’s Tezuka Productions to develop a live-action, science fiction superhero feature film based on the iconic comic book franchise Astro Boy.
Astro Boy, known in Japan as Mighty Atom, first appeared as a Japanese manga series from 1951 to 1968 written and illustrated by manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka, who is considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney. Spawning additional manga series and multiple animated television series over the years, Astro Boy went on to become Tezuka’s most famous character, selling more than 100 million manga copies worldwide and ranking as one of the greatest comic-book characters of all time.
The feature will be produced by Zareh Nalbandian from Animal Logic Entertainment with Jason Lust acting as executive producer. Mike Callaghan and Reuben Liber from Ranger 7 Films also will also as executive producers on the film.