Space Jam's Timothy Harris to Pen Imagi's CG Astro Boy
posted on by Egan Loo
The Hong-Kong-based IMAGI Studios has announced that Timothy Harris (Space Jam, Kindergarten Cop, Twins, Trading Places) will write its computer-graphics film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy manga. In IMAGI's press release, Harris says, "Astro Boy is a dream animation project. It's a classic, as timeless as Oliver Twist, set in the most incredible futuristic world. It's one of those stories that moves you emotionally while being funny and entertaining at the same time.” David Bowers (Flushed Away) is directing the film, and Warner Bros. Pictures and The Weinstein Company are planning to release the film worldwide in 2009.
IMAGI had previously announced that writer Robert Mark Kamen (Karate Kid, The Fifth Element) would write its separate Gatchaman film, with the collaboration of writer-producer Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, Lost).