Click to viewNicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy are joining the cast of Astro Boy, the CGI adaptation of the anime classic about a robot kid, alongside Freddie Highmore as the voice of Astro Boy himself. Let's hope this means more big-screen versions of classic anime are on the way — bring on the live-action InuYasha! As we reported earlier this look into the 1950s story created by Osamu Tezuka won't be all red rocket boots and sunshine. It's going to be a dark pinocchio story, steeped in robot abuse. Click through for more on this story.

Astro Boy takes place in futuristic Metro City. A robotics scientist creates Astro Boy to replace his recently passed little boy, but Astro Boy's cold robot love isn't enough for the scientist. He leaves to find a love of his own and ends up in a seedy robot underworld and back where he started, a little older and a lot wiser.

[Animated News and Imagi]