Superherohype have revealed the cast for the CGI film adaptation of Astro Boy. Freddie Highmore was already announced as Astro Boy, he is now joined by a superb cast that consist of Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy, no mention of who they are to play as of yet. The film will be directed by David Bowers with a release date for 2009.
Set in futuristic Metro City, Osamu Tezuka Astro Boy 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.