Dragonball Z film to begin shooting soon
I'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]