New Line is negotiating to acquire the film rights to the Osamu Tezuka manga and anime property Astro Boy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The studio plans a four-quadrant live action feature, and has assigned Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore, who wrote San Andreas, to prepare a script.

The last attempt at a feature film was an animated film from Imagi Entertainment in 2009, directed by David Bowers (see "ICv2 Talks to 'Astro Boy' Director David Bowers"); it did not do well in theaters.

An animated series based on the property is being produced by Tezuka Productions, Monaco’s Shibuya Productions, and France’s Caribara Animation (see "First 'Astro Boy' Animated Teaser"); it’s now unlikely to be released until 2017.