Astro Boy teaser goes live

See the CG lad explode into space

Imagi Studios has released the first teaser trailer for Astro Boy.

The film, from the makers of TMNT, is adapted from the classic Manga series, sees a robotic boy struggling to live up to his father’s expectations, Pinocchio-style, but ultimately ending up a hero.

The voice cast includes Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nicholas Cage, Bill Nighy and Donald Sutherland.

Long wait

If you’ve been waiting for this one, get ready to keep holding that breath – the film doesn’t arrive until late 2009. Curse those long ‘toon development schedules!

Meanwhile, to tide you over, watch the teaser below.