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Dragonball Z film to begin shooting soon

by Adam Finley, posted Sep 3rd 2007 7:06PM

dragon ball ZI'll blame my relative indifference toward the anime series itself, but it was only recently that I had heard anything about a live-action Dragon Ball Z flick.

Last month, IGN had a brief write-up about the alleged adaptation, but didn't have much other than speculation. Now, however, comes word that the movie will begin shooting in Montreal sometime in the near future, with plans to wrap production by next July. There has been no official word on who will star in it, or who will make it, though Roland Emmerich's name was tossed around.

Emmerich was behind such craptacular populist fare as Independence Day, Godzilla and The Day After Tomorrow, but according to this article, he's now involved with the Fantastic Voyage remake, also shooting in Montreal. That doesn't necessarily mean he's NOT involved with Dragon Ball Z, but I'd like to believe he isn't. I was never a huge fan of the cartoon series, but I can think of about five people better suited to helming this project.

Dragon Ball Z was an anime series that served as the continuation of the manga from artist and writer Akira Toriyama. Like most anime, its plots are somewhat convoluted, but it essentially focused on a hero, Goku, who defends the world from various aliens and monsters with help from his friends and allies.

So, Dragon Ball Z fans, who do you think should direct this movie, and who would you like to see star in it? Or, should they even make the movie at all?

[via Dark Horizons]

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hey why don't you just give it a shot?

all those ppl that don't think the movie is gonna be good

all those negative comments. you know what, i'd have said the same things when they said they were gonna make spiderman and x men and fantastic four
i trust this

even though i'm not sure bout the director and the cast

my last hope is in the sript


November 29 2007 at 7:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bull Shit...Its Gonna Be Slammin....Come on..Think Of The Matrix Revolutions..The End Fight Scene..If That Was Good Think Of How DBZ Will Be Like...And It Sure 2 Improve After All This Time!!

November 28 2007 at 11:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think it would Be a great idea beacause they already made a transformers movie nd in superhero movies they fly so it would be a combination of both probably 1 of the best movies to come out.....and i think that steven speilberg and the who directed transformers should work on dis project nd doesnt really matter who plays who but of all i think vindisel should play piccolo DUH!!!!!!

November 27 2007 at 9:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

people i mean come on
they even made ben-10 real live
i mean they have to make one for dbz
at least let them try

November 26 2007 at 8:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

look people if they get a really good director, stars , writers , and non of that crappy stuff, the movie will be a hit
the only problem is time and money.
it will sure be hard to put in the effects that are needed in dragonballz. the flying would not be the hard thing to do but the powers. i mean like the fights, energy blasts mountains getting blown up, and even the punches and fights. if they make the movie good, i know it will PAY off, really.
i mean it is just my opinion

November 26 2007 at 8:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

then again screw dragonball i notice u guys were mentioning transformers alot (although u guys might have mistakenly or purposely never even mention fantastic 4 2 which would be a closer equivalent to dbz cgi) however there is are a number of movies that proved they can make dbz movie shaolin soccer and volcano high the covenant storm rider. If they can make transformers a better equivalent wud be Gundam Wings

November 25 2007 at 8:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ok first of all, if you're a true anime fan you would agree that there shouldn't be a dragonball Z movie until there is a dragonball movie showing when Kakarot first escaped from the doomed Planet Vegeta (somewhat like Kalel and Krypton),was found by Gohan (no not his son his gramps), then transformed at the full moon killing his gramps....all the way up to King piccolo (and no not piccolo jr the gohan loving, love getting himself killed, deciding to stay on earth while it explodes, and letting himself get sent to hell z warrior) the original evil side of Kami that handed kakarot's ass to him before vegeta got the chance. The piccolo most dbz fans know is a reincarnation of the evil one goku killed. I think to do Mr. Toriyama's anime series justice the movie needs to have character development (in which Akira did a great job). It's gonna take a while but it can be done have you ever heard of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy not to mention Harry Potter esp. The Lord of the Rings just one of those movie was like 5 hours! Then if the 'dragonball movie' turns out ok then we complete the trilogy with Z and Gt. I dont know about you guys but I would sit down and watch five hours of CGI live action anime dragonball fighting style. Oh and of course most important alot of these hours will be spent searching for the movie's title item the dragonballs. btw i heard the guy who plays ando in heroes auditioned for yamcha!

November 25 2007 at 8:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

this has good idears for cast

if its done well it could be cool long as they capture the tru dbz ownage.

this movie would only be a special effects fiasco but kinda cool if it as made ide vote for the sayan/freza sage (like the 1st 80 epps of dbz) coz its probably the most un dbz fan frendly, so story shots

intro - show ship crashing and a montage of goku growing up

2- radits lands gets owned

3- vegeta and napa land and get owned

4- training on the way to namec montage

5 pre freza namic battle

6 freza battle (shortend with like 1 min between transformations)

7- final stage battle for a few min

8- SS transformaation

9 namic is destroyed

10 - some time later evry one is happy sequence

11 to be continued

November 21 2007 at 7:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

as long as they have great actors , know the story line extrmely well and can make it look more real than transformers did this would make a great movie, theres so many people to get to play the parts too , i figure Broly can be played by Fabio, looks just like him imo, some of the fan made trailers look pretty good for a 15 yr old editing it, imagine what michael bay could do

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