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Freddie is Astro Boy

Feb. 28, 2008by:
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Freddie Highmore Surprisingly under the radar (especially considering his body of work is even more impressive than the queen of preternaturally talented child actors, Dakota Fanning) British thesp Freddie Highmore has signed on to voice the titular character in Imagi Studios upcoming CG-animated feature ASTROBOY, an adaptation of the Osamu Tezuka series of the same name. In an effort to save time and promote laziness, here's a breakdown of the plot, courtesy of Imagi's press release: "Set in futuristic Metro City, AstroBoy, is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist to replace the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving father's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the man who had rejected him." The film's set for release in 2009.

Extra Tidbit: Highmore has said he won't continue acting as an adult.
Source: Imagi Studios

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4:09AM on 03/02/2008
i like highmore i think the kids got that un annoying quality that most child actors these days should try and get.
i like highmore i think the kids got that un annoying quality that most child actors these days should try and get.
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11:36PM on 02/28/2008
Freddie Highmore won't resume acting as an adult? Ha! Liar. That's what Macaulay Culkin said... Wait... Oh no!
Freddie Highmore won't resume acting as an adult? Ha! Liar. That's what Macaulay Culkin said... Wait... Oh no!
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6:19PM on 02/28/2008
Except that Astro Boy predates those two duds by about 40 years.
Except that Astro Boy predates those two duds by about 40 years.
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4:12PM on 02/28/2008

Hmmm

I like Highmore, but this sounds like some sort of weird cross between A.I. and Gladiator....
I like Highmore, but this sounds like some sort of weird cross between A.I. and Gladiator....
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3:31PM on 02/28/2008

We'll see

I'm not a huge fan of Imagi's work so far. But I hope for the best with 'Astroboy'.
I'm not a huge fan of Imagi's work so far. But I hope for the best with 'Astroboy'.
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