New AstroBoy Concept Art

AstroBoy Concept Art

Our friends at FirstShowing.net got the chance to interview AstroBoy director Colin Brady, and were given an exclusive look at concept art from the upcoming computer animated film (as seen above, check FS.net for more). Brady reveals that the film will be an origin story using “a mix of popular American and Japanese actors”, and that Imagi is shooting for “as hard PG as we can.”

Hard PG? Never heard that before. Brady claims that the robot violence lets them get away with more than “humans fighting each other with guns.” Brady seems to be saying all the right things to get me excited about the project:

“We’re trying to create a texture and beauty similar to the original Star Wars films. We’re extremely influenced by Hokusai, Noguchi, and Miyazaki.”

Read the full interview over at FirstShowing.net.

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