Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Chow to Produce Dragonball Movie

Stephen Chow (left), best known for his "Shaolin Soccer" and "Kung Fu Hustle" movies, had agreed to produce the live-action version of the manga/anime series, Dragonball, with Son Goku as the lead character, an alien with unimaginable powers. In the story, he leads a battle to protect the earth and their lives against forces just as powerful and destructive. The earth becomes their arena for supremacy.

Chow's visual and action styles are said to be perfect for the movie, which features energy blasts coming from the competing characters. However, Chow turned down the chance to direct, saying he'd rather helm a movie of his own idea. Cast for the role of Goku is Justin Chatwin (bottom picture) from War of the Worlds. See how heis face compares with the animated Goku (top).

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