Hollywood Product: Astro Boy (1)
GENRE: CGI sci-fi adventure
THE PITCH: When Dr. Tenmas (Nicolas Cage) son Tobio (Freddie Highmore) meets an unfortunate end, the grief-stricken scientist creates a robotic boy in his sons image powered by an experimental power source — blue-core energy. Tobio soon learns hell never replace his flesh-and-blood predecessor and flees when facing deactivation from his father and war-mongering General Stone (Donald Sutherland). His escape takes the young robot on an action-packed journey where his destiny is ultimately revealed.
MONEY SHOTS: Newly created Tobio accidentally learns he has the ability to fly when he falls out of a window. After he quickly masters his jet-propelled legs, Tobio embarks on an acrobatic flight around and above Metro City in a scene reminiscent of the space ballet between Wall-E and Eva in Pixars Wall-E.
(Photo Courtesy Summit Entertainment)