i09 reports on an aborted Tezuka project:
When Osamu Tezuka, the father of manga, died in 1989, nobody had a full archive of his works—at least not in English. But his genius was certainly recognized. Back in 1965, Stanley Kubrick even asked him to art direct 2001: A Space Odyssey. (Tezuka, a known workaholic, turned down the opportunity because he couldn’t leave his studio for too long.) What was so important that he couldn’t leave his studio for Kubrick?