Also, c'mon Rorie - don't just assume all child actors are annoying. That's as stupid as indiscriminately assuming a PG-13 is a death sentence for a genre film; you're a professional, you of all people should know that a PG-13 nowadays is equal to a hard R from even just 10 years ago. For every Last Airbender kid, there's a Dakota Fanning or Haley Joel Osment out there, or just a kid like this who looks perfectly fine in it. It's not like that annoying little turd who played Stallone's kid in Over the Top.
But like I said, this looks cool. Anything culled from old old Twilight zone/Outer Limit stories is much preferable to the Twilight movies and it's ilk. In fact, I'm incredibly shocked this isn't a licensed Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot movies. Color me impressed.