The live action Dragon Ball movie is already booked to be shown on April 10, 2009. The movie, which stars Dustin Chatwin (Goku), Emmy Rossum, Chow Yun Fat, James Marsters and Eriko Tamura, among many others, has already been getting a lot of cynical comments on the internet. The general consensus is that this movie will most probably suck, based on just the cast, the director (James Wong) and a couple of pictures of the set.
Fans will now have a more substantial target to hit with the release of the first picture of Chatwin as Goku. The picture, which was taken from a Japanese magazine, shows Chatwin looking at what could well be one of the Dragon balls.
Sorry, but from this first picture, it does look like it is going to suck. I’m holding judgement until I see the trailer though.
Both DBtheMovie and the Dragon Ball Movie Blog alerted us to this scan taken from a Japanese magazine showing the first image of Justin Chatwin as Goku in Fox’s Dragonball movie. Written and directed by James Wong, the big screen adaptation is scheduled for an April 10, 2009 release. James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Eriko Tamura, Joon Park, Chow Yun-Fat, Texas Battle, Randall Duk Kim and Ernie Hudson co-star.
Awesome Hong Kong director Johnnie To is set to direct Red Circle. The movie is actually a remake of a 70’s thriller that starred Alain Delon entitled Le Rouge Cercle.
This remake is fast turning into one hell of a movie. Both Chow Yun Fat and Liam Neeson are currently in negotiations to co-star and To himself has said that he wants Orlando Bloom to be included in the cast. Consistent To collaborator Wai Ka Fai, is also part of the team. He is currently developing the script in close collaboration with To himself.
The movie will start production in June and will be shot in both Hong Kong and Macau.