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05 February 2015

Animal Logic Blasts Off with Astro Boy

Animal Logic Entertainment is partnering with with Japan's Tezuka Productions to develop a live action, science fiction superhero feature film based on one of the most iconic comic book franchises – Astro Boy™!

Zareh Nalbandian from Animal Logic Entertainment will produce with Jason Lust acting as executive producer. Mike Callaghan and Reuben Liber from Ranger 7 Films will also exec produce.
While the cartoons targeted a young demo, we are aiming to make a four-quadrant adventure movie tailor-made for the comic book movie age.

Our CEO, Zareh said, “We’ve seen him as a manga, an anime and an animated movie but we’ve never seen him as a live-action movie or him as a superhero.  We actually see him in the same league as an Iron Man.”

The producers also want to take advantage of the large ensemble of supporting characters and villains that were created over the decades. "We want to make it aspirational but not soft," added Nalbandian.

Read more about it in our full Press Release below
Press Coverage:
Sydney Morning Herald
The Hollywood Reporter
Daily Mail Online