, the manga based on Astro Boy's "The Greatest Robot on Earth" story arc, will be made into a movie! Deadline
announced that Tezuka Productions
will be working alongside Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment to "turn the Japanese Manga Pluto into a live action/CG hybrid film." The book that sold 8 million copies in Japan will take the updated Astro Boy story into the big screen creating it a live action/CG combination that should blow your mind.
Meledandri, Illumination Entertainment creator, says this about the project:
"With Pluto, Naoki Urasawa has defined an imaginative world full of inventive action and adventure but it was his characters and heartfelt story that compelled me towards acquiring these rights,"
I personally have not read the manga, but like many of you I love the classic Astro Boy story and I would love to read the book. For those who have read the manga (and those who want to), are you excited for the future cinematic interpretation of Naoki Ursawa and Osamu Tezuka
's manga? -- Geo ( sora_thekey ), long time user, blogger, wiki editor of the Whiskey Media Sites, and 24/7geek!