's Astro Boy
adaptation to be a mix of animation and live action.
has announced that Samurai Jack
and Dexter's Laboratory
creator Genndy Tartakovsky will write and direct their Astro Boy
Originally set to be a live action adaptation, production was halted in 2000 due to similarities with Steven Spielberg
. The film was then re-envisioned as an all-CGI feature, to be directed by Eric Leighton (director of Dinosaur
). However, the film is now being produced as a mixture of live-action, animatronics and CGI, with Tartakovsky replacing Leighton and Don Murphy
(Angryfilms), Lisa Henson (Jim Henson) and Kristine Belson (Jim Henson) producing.
No mention yet on when the film will be released.