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NEWS: Dragonball Live-Action Film Casts Jamie Chung as Chi Chi


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cloud1989



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:57 am Reply with quote
there actually going through with this?
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MetalHeavyMetal



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:05 am Reply with quote
Yes
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Gundam Junkie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:11 am Reply with quote
I have a BAD feeling about this.

I fear that Hollywood is going to seriously screw Dragonball up!
After all... if they can't make decent film adaptations of games (PC & console) then I dread to think what an American film based on an Anime would be like.

The American film industry must be really desperate if they're looking abroad for new ideas.
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tasogarenootome



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:23 am Reply with quote
I'm kinda disappointed that people are taking this so seriously before it's even been filmed. You can't expect Dragonball to easily translate into the live action film medium. From there, I think people should just have an open mind and go in wanting to be entertained and to have fun or at least a good laugh.

Of course if people really are worried about how close it gets to DBZ, just wait until the premiere and see if Toriyama pulls a Le Guin or not. Smile
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Proman



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:44 am Reply with quote
Reality actors? Is this the best they could do with the supposed $100 million budget?

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squirle



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:44 am Reply with quote
It will be based on the First Dragonball not DBZ. "His nemesis piccolo" sounds more like dragonball to me.
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ZeroRyoko1974



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:19 am Reply with quote
she has some nice "chi chi's" Laughing
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king 47



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:19 am Reply with quote
didn't they mention something about a live-action "Samurai Girl"

anyways it maybe good because Transformers this year was good

but i really have a bad feeling about this, lets just hope they don't screw it up
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DonQuigleone



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:40 am Reply with quote
As long as they don't spend the whole movie charging moves...
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Aki Ameko



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:59 am Reply with quote
DonQuigleone wrote:
As long as they don't spend the whole movie charging moves...
I second that one. Laughing

I for one was never much of a fan of the original series, so I'm optimistic that I'll probably like the live-action version better. Smile
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ParaParaJMo



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:31 am Reply with quote
To me, this should either be called Dragon Ball CW or Dragon Ball MTV with the way they're casting.

Too bad this could be a result of the Hollywood writer's strike.

I thought the cast of the live action Hokuto no Ken made much more sense, and seemed to have more fun to it. I mean, you can't go wrong with Rufio playing Batto.
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ZeroRyoko1974



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:50 am Reply with quote
king 47 wrote:
didn't they mention something about a live-action "Samurai Girl"

anyways it maybe good because Transformers this year was good

but i really have a bad feeling about this, lets just hope they don't screw it up

yeah, because Hollywood has a great history of adaptations of video games like DOA, and Mario Brothers, surely they can do a good job on an anime films like DB.
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Kiyoko



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:08 am Reply with quote
Gundam Junkie wrote:
I fear that Hollywood is going to seriously screw Dragonball up!


Hate to break it to you, but Dragonball is already screwed up.

It's been screwed up from episode one to episode... nine thousaaaaand!
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Arcwave



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:36 am Reply with quote
Let me play Devil's Advocate here...

Putting the doubts aside, I think we're all going to be in for a surprise on Aug 15. I have hope for this film. I'm just worried about the musical composer... hmmmm; Hans Zimmer anyone?

Kahemahema! Cool

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Jadress



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:39 am Reply with quote
I've never been a fan of the DB series, but the beginnings of this movie still sound.. scary to me. But mainly I just have to roll my eyes that of course the central male characters are going to be white and the love interest is Asian.. because of course in Hollywood, Asian males can never be heroes unless they're loveless martial artists. Ughh...
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