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The feature version of "Astro Boy" is officially back on track for an Oct. 23 release after producer Imagi Entertainment announced it's completed a $25 million financing plan.
Warner Bros Pictures and the Weinstein Co. have pacted with Hong Kong-based ImagiAnimation Studios to handle worldwide distribution of animated features "Gatchaman" and "Astro Boy."
Billy Bob Thornton will star in the Polish brothers' "Astronaut Farmer," which the twin siblings penned and will produce with Paula Weinstein for Warner Independent Pictures.
Producer Ben Barenholtz, comicbook author Kurt Busiek and screenwriter Jonathan Alpers, under their newly formed Panama Leo banner, have acquired rights to develop a feature from superhuman comicbook…