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After various setbacks, Fox is finally spinning up its live action movie adaptation of DRAGONBALL.

Justin Chatwin will play heroic Goku. Chatwin's done a ton of stuff, including Spielberg's WAR OF THE WORLDS.

James Marsters (Spike on BUFFY) will play Piccolo, the badguy. Stephen Chow (writer/producer/director of KUNG FU HUSTLE & writer/director of SHAOLIN SOCCER) will produce.

The story follows an adult humanoid alien named Goku, who discovers that he was sent to Earth to blend in and destroy our population but instead elects to protect it from an oncoming alien onslaught bent on dominating the universe and controlling the mystical objects from which the film takes its name.

The film will be directed by James Wong (Exec Producer & frequent writer of SPACE: ABOVE & BEYOND, THE X-FILES and MILLENNIUM - he also directed Jet Li's THE ONE and FINAL DESTINATION).

We may be get DRAGONBALL as early as August 15, 2008. Seems like a tight fit...we'll see.


So this is either going to be really good, or really bad.

Your thoughts?
#3
I'm going to vote that, on a spectrum of Good to Bad..it's going to be so bad that it bends the spectrum and turns into really awesome.
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#4
It's going to be incredibly bad yet I will still watch it.
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#6
I heard that the same effects company that made the Matrix is doing the effects for the DB movie. If the movie sucks, at least the fights will be bad ass.
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#7
they've been saying this would happen for awhile. I'll save caring until i actually see previews on tv.
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#9
I don't think they could ever really replicate the dynamics and effect of a dbz fight, so it'll probably be pretty bad.
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After various setbacks, Fox is finally spinning up its live action movie adaptation of DRAGONBALL.

Justin Chatwin will play heroic Goku. Chatwin's done a ton of stuff, including Spielberg's WAR OF THE WORLDS.

James Marsters (Spike on BUFFY) will play Piccolo, the badguy. Stephen Chow (writer/producer/director of KUNG FU HUSTLE & writer/director of SHAOLIN SOCCER) will produce.

The story follows an adult humanoid alien named Goku, who discovers that he was sent to Earth to blend in and destroy our population but instead elects to protect it from an oncoming alien onslaught bent on dominating the universe and controlling the mystical objects from which the film takes its name.

The film will be directed by James Wong (Exec Producer & frequent writer of SPACE: ABOVE & BEYOND, THE X-FILES and MILLENNIUM - he also directed Jet Li's THE ONE and FINAL DESTINATION).

We may be get DRAGONBALL as early as August 15, 2008. Seems like a tight fit...we'll see.


What?
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omg Stephen Chow!


Piccolo a bad guy? He was a good guy I though?


I have GOT to see this movie



I think he was a bad guy in the dragonball series. Like how Vegeta was the bad guy at first in dragonball z. But then something changed him, idk, dragonball was before my time.
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Piccolo was never a Heel in DBZ

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he wasa bad guy in Dragon Ball

not Dragon Ball Z

but anyway, its probably going to be so bad that it'll be funny
#20
Justin Chatwin as goku?

he's so scrawny though
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#21
I loved Dragonball 10000000x more than DBZ, so I'm so going to see this movie.
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#23
I'll go see it for the nostalgia purposes. I used to love this show as a kid. Two aliens seemingly constipated for half a season or so for ten minutes of epic fighting. . . It was one of those shows that every child who was young at the time watched. And then proceeded to watch after they were young, but telling their friends it was for kids. . .

I'll watch it, but I'll wait until it comes out on video. . . I can't risk being seen going to it. . .

As bad as it could possibly be, you know you would all go to see it.
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I loved Dragonball 10000000x more than DBZ, so I'm so going to see this movie.

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#25
When I first read about this, I died a little inside. I'll probably wind up seeing it for nostalgia's sake though.
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utter fail, DB was ok, but DBZ was AMAZING


http://youtube.com/watch?v=WrjwaqZfjIY

Dragonball was always superior because it gave us scenes like this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=wP5P_YHkFVo
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#28
It looks like *Street fighter* the live action movie
is now gonna be the 2nd worst movie of all time..
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#33
I never even watched the cartoon. The only action movies I like are superhero movies.
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#34
Wow. This is going to be the absolute worst film in history.

I'm still gonna watch it though...
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#36
It's going to be horrible, and we all know it. But we are all still going to see it X-D
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#37
Whats going to happen is it's going to come out and its going to suck. I will see it, I will probably love it, but it will suck. BUT after that happens a few years later they're gonna make a Dragon Ball Z movie which will be totally badass and have Edward Norton in it. LOL the Hulk.
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#38
I feel hella retarded even reading this forum, let alone commenting it but what the hell

DBZ was way more epic than DB: 2 words Super Sayian
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