News 02.03.16

ANIMAL LOGIC: SAN ANDREAS’ WRITERS CONFIRMED FOR ASTRO BOY FEATURE FILM



Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) confirmed this week that San Andreas‘ writers Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore have been signed to write the script for the iconic manga character, Astro Boy. The studio is currently in negotiations with New Line to partner on the project.

Intended as a live-action superhero adventure, the feature will be produced by Animal Logic CEO, Zareh Nalbandian, with Executive Producers, Mike Callaghan and Reuben Liber from Ranger 7 Films, and Jason Lust.

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, considered to be Japan’s equivalent to Walt Disney.

Spawning additional manga series and multiple animated television series over the years, Astro Boy went on to become one of Tezuka’s most famous characters, selling over 100 million copies worldwide and ranking Astro Boy as one of the greatest comic book characters of all time.