We've only ever mentioned the live-action Dragonball Z movie once before, in relation to casting. The reason is that I just have a feeling that it's going to be complete crap. It's being directed by the Final Destination guy (James Wong) with a script from the writer of The Big Hit (Ben Ramsey) and Wong again as well (who also wrote the scripts for Jet Li's The One and some episodes of "The X-Files"). I could be completely wrong, but I've got to be convinced otherwise. A new set photo has appeared and it actually looks pretty awesome. Maybe this is the first good sign?
Thanks to our friends at SlashFilm for finding this. Peter only mentions that it came from someone named Troy Mustang from the shoot in Mexico City. As reported previously, most of it is being shot in Mexico.
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Typically we don't post photos like this, but this one really caught my eye. It actually looks pretty damn impressive and I thought it was cool enough to share with all of you. Maybe the set design on this is just incredible and it's still going to be crap or maybe I'm being fooled and we've got a solid action hit in the works?
Dragonball stars Justin Chatwin as Goku, James Marsters as Piccolo, Emmy Rossum as Bulma, Chow Yun-Fat as Master Roshi, Jamie Chung as Chi Chi, and Park Joon as Yamcha. The movie arrives in theaters on April 3rd, 2009.
Dragonball Z fans - can you help us figure out what this is? Any clues as to what this might be or how it might be involved in the film?