Micronauts

JJ Abrams Looking at Micronauts

MicronautsIn an article about toys getting the big screen treatment, The Wall Street Journal mentioned that JJ Abrams (Star Trek) is in-talks to produce a movie about the Micronauts, a Japanese toy line that was recently acquired by Hasbro.

First released in Japan in 1974, Microman toys were imported to the United States by the Mego Corporation in 1976 under the "Micronauts" name.

Astro Boy Movie to Open on October 23, 2009

Astroboy
The film distributor Summit Entertainment and the Hong Kong animation studio IMAGI have announced that their computer-animated film adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy manga will open on over 3,000 North American screens on October 23, 2009. The story centers on a robot abandoned by its inventor and raised by a kind professor to protect the world.