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Early warning: The CGI Astro Boy movie will be an "Oliver Twist" story, says newly announced screenwriter Timothy Harris (Space Jam, Kindergarten Cop). Directed by David Bowers (Flushed Away), Astro Boy is the story of a scientist who creates a robot boy to replace the son he lost. But the young robot fails to fulfill his "father's" expectations, so he goes off on a journey "in search of acceptance," descending into a netherworld of robot gladiators and experiencing betrayal. Finally, he returns home to save his creator and the futuristic Metro City. With the minds behind Flushed Away and Space Jam on the case, how can it fail? Oh, right. [Active Anime]


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