Hey, don't look at me. I didn't come up with the title!
ComicsAlliance has a new article about the upcoming Astro Boy movie from Imagi, including a video taken during the San Diego Comic Con containing interviews with David Bowers, Freddie Highmore, and Kristen Bell (who does, in fact, talk about Astro's butt and the machine guns therein).
I can't embed the video but here's a great quote from the director.
Bowers also cited "Pluto," a recent manga series by Naoki Urasawa that was based on "Astro Boy," as another modern reinterpretation of Tezuka's work. "I think Astro Boy is a classic character and is open to a little interpretation," said Bowers. "The Tezuka guys wanted us to make a more global movie and encouraged us to expand and build on the Astro Boy that's come before."I am saddened that Mr. Bowers continues to pronounce "manga" incorrectly. I thought we went over this, David! That's ok, we still love you.
Read the "Kristen Bell Talks About Astro Boy's Butt" on ComicsAlliance and make sure you watch the video there.