December 10, 2001 4:24 PM   Subscribe

Astroboy! Get out your red rocket boots and laser shooting behind. Sony is planning to bring the cult superhero/wonderboy to the screen in 2004 in computer-generated glory. Will the film feature Astro's evil brother Atlas, or Astro's slightly unnerving robotic parents?
posted by phatboy (6 comments total)
I, for one, have officially had enough of Hollywood's love affair with nostalgia. I thought I'd seen the last of my patience leave me with the Scooby Doo live-action movie, but I guess not. Why can't we just let things die?
posted by Succa at 5:03 PM on December 10, 2001

(yeah, I know, blah blah money blah blah)

I'm standing firm though: as soon as I see the trailer for a live-action Rocket Robin Hood movie, I'm throwing in the towel!
posted by Succa at 5:10 PM on December 10, 2001

it's not nor can it ever be osamu tezuka again, so... eh.
posted by moz at 5:52 PM on December 10, 2001

There's nothing wrong with nostalgia, its all in how its done. For instance I doubt anyone really wants to see another Batman movie, myself included, but I recently found out that Frank Miller and Darren Aronofsky are working on a screenplay for Batman: Year One. Wow, I'd love to see that project come together. I would not want to see another Joel Schumacher Batman attempt.

If it looks like a promising production with some talent/creativity I'm all for it. If its more Schumacher-type fluff let it suffer at the box office.
posted by skallas at 7:07 PM on December 10, 2001

Forget that distant noise! Far better news: Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis!!!! There's already a poster for it up at the Landmark Century down the street from me. Release is late January and I am moist with excitement!
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger at 8:21 AM on December 11, 2001

(Those are hip-mounted machine guns, not butt lasers.)
posted by skyline at 10:22 AM on December 11, 2001

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