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25 April 2005

Rockstar! Micronauts

The Micronauts movie is definitely coming.

Loosely-based on the slick new line of Micronaut toys from Jerry Macaluso's SOTA toys the franchise is undergoing a complete transformation. Gone are the clunky and kitsch Mego figurines from the '70's. What are now considered Micronauts have a look and cutting-edge style all their own, titled "Evolution."

But what makes news of the Micronauts movie so interesting is that the new Micronauts movie is to be produced for Family Room Entertainment's Emmett/Furla Films by none other than the legendary Gale Anne Hurd, whose name may sound familiar to fans of epic sci-fi films: Hurd the co-writer of the Terminator series and producer of Aliens, Tremors, Alien Nation, Terminator 2, The Abyss, and The Hulk, as well as being the ex-spouse of Titanic director James Cameron.

Boosting the renewed interest are two Micronaut media events.

The first is the rave reviews Grek Pak's Robot Stories is getting, a collection of four robot-related shorts including one called "The Robot Fixer" which features pivotal big-screen exposure Micronauts (as well as the toys' Japanese counterpart and source inspiration, Takara's Microman line).

The second, and the big news, is comic book-to-DVD creators, Eagle One Media–a multi-media company who transform comic book story cycles into DVD movies complete with sound effects, narration, special effects and voice-overs–this week announced the release of comic book publisher Devil's Due's recent Micronaut story cycle as a new straight-to-DVD animated release Micronaut series

Lastly, some sort of announcement with regards to the Micronauts movie is anticipated from Family Room Entertainment within the next few weeks. Stay tuned.


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