A giant robot responds to wristwatch commands, and its eyes change color depending on how much robotic ass it's going to smash, in this awesome trailer for T-28, from the studio that's producing Astro Boy.

T-28 is presumably short for Tetsujin-28, the original Japanese name for the manga and anime series that became Gigantor in the U.S. It looks pretty close to the original, based on my flawed memories. I love the look of the robots, but the only human face, that of Jimmy Sparks, looks a little weird to me. It looks not quite human, sort of in the same way the faces in Clone Wars do. But I don't think it's as intentional as the puppet-esque faces in Clone Wars are.

In any case, let's hope this movie — and Astro Boy — both manage to get finished. Imagi is also working on a Gatchaman film that's released some amazing-looking art. Unfortunately, auditors Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu cast doubt whether Imagi will have the financial resources to make any of these films happen, in late December. Robot fingers crossed! [Movie Trailers]