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Universal, Illumination Get Film Rights for Urasawa's Pluto Manga

Movie blog Deadline reports on Wednesday that Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have acquired the rights from Tezuka Productions for a planned live-action/computer-graphics (CG) hybrid film based on Naoki Urasawa's science-fiction mystery manga Pluto. ANN confirmed the report with Illumination. The Pluto manga is itself a seinen drama re-imagining of the world depicted in Osamu Tezuka's manga Astro Boy.

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Xof4419d ago

Loved Pluto. Had no idea it was based on Astro Boy. That's cool.

The ending was kind of depressing.

Not sure how interested I'd be in a movie. Pluto reminded me a lot of Asimov's work, and I still remember that I Robot film.....