SuperHeroHype.com talked exclusively to director David Bowers, Freddie Highmore, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy about the big screen adaptation of Astro Boy, opening in theaters on Friday, October 23rd. You can watch the interviews using the player below!
The film, set in futuristic Metro City, is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive “blue” energy, Astro Boy (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 means to be a hero.
Source: Heather Newgen