Release dates picked for arthouse favorites Ang Lee, Coen Brothers, Sam Mendes, Jim Jarmusch and more 2009 features

Focus Features has set release dates for movies by some big names in pop-arthouse cinema, including The Coen Brothers, Ang Lee and Jim Jarmusch, along with a Tim Burton-produced animated fantasy simply titled 9, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Below are details I put together on Focus’ crop of features that will be gracing arthouse …

Astro Boy teaser trailer goes live

David Bowers, who helmed Flushed Away, is directing the upcoming Summit Pictures’ film Astro Boy. The Studio has just released the first teaser trailer for the movie, which is due in theaters on October 23rd 2009. Based on the classic anime series by Osamu Tezuka, with a script by Timothy Harris (Twins, My Stepmother Is …

Astro Boy cuts hair at Comic-Con plus Viz Media to lens Naruto, Death Note, Inuyasha and other Manga-based films

Imagi Studios and Summit Entertainment will be at Comic-Con in San Diego at booth #3530, introducing its upcoming CG-animated motion picture Astro Boy. The film’s director, David Bowers and producer, Maryann Garger will be attending the event on Saturday, July 26, and be stationed at the studios’ booth. 
 A special-edition Astro Boy oversized bag will also be …