The CGI movie of Astro Boy has run into trouble: director Colin Brady has abandoned the project, in favor of The Smurfs movie. In his place, Imagi Studios has hired David Bowers (Flushed Away). Imagi's previous project was last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. Warner Bros. and the Weinstein Co. are still hoping to distribute Astro Boy in 2009. Astro Boy concept art from FirstShowing. [UGO Movie Blog]