News Madman Acquires 14th Dragon Ball Z Film
Madman Entertainment made the announcement on their website on Friday the 20th of September 2013. Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of The Gods will be screened as part of the 17th Japanese Film Festival which will be touring around Australia from October to December 2013. Madman will also screen the film theatrically in select Australian theaters during 2014.
Birisu, the god of destruction has awakened from his slumber to destroy the planets in his realm. However after hearing of the Saiyan who defeated Freeza, Birisu comes looking to challenge Goku in battle. Excited at the idea of challenging a powerful opponent, Goku agrees to the battle but he is no match for Birusu's overwhelming power and is defeated. Can Goku and his friends rise to Birusu's challenge and save the universe?
Set between the 517th and 518th chapters of Dragon Ball (after the defeat of Majin Buu), Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of The Gods is the first theatrical Dragon Ball project to be released since 1995's Dragon Ball Z movie 13: Wrath of the Dragon. Series creator Akira Toriyama was deeply involved in the project having contributed to story and designs from the early screenwriting stages. Masahiro Hosoda (Dragon Ball Z episode director, Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun) directed the film at Toei off a script by Yūsuke Watanabe (live-action 20th Century Boys trilogy, Gantz, Bloody Monday, Future Diary).
Toei has reported that since the film opened in Japan on the 30th of March it has taken in close to 2.9 billion yen (31 million dollars AUD).
You can view Madman's press-release on Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods here.