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Chow Yun-Fat Joins Dragonball Movie as Master Roshi

posted on by Egan Loo
International star to play mentor character to film's lead

The Hollywood Reporter entertainment trade newspaper reports that international star Chow Yun-Fat will play the character Master Roshi in Twentieth Century Fox's live-action film adaptation of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball action manga. In the original manga and in the film version, Master Roshi is a mentor of the lead character Son Goku (Justin Chatwin), and he helps train Goku in martial arts.

Chow rose to fame in Hong Kong with a series of John Woo films that included A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, and Hard Boiled. He found some success outside Hong Kong in such films as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Curse of the Golden Flower, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Chow joins a Dragon Ball cast that already includes Chatwin, James Marsters (Piccolo), Jamie Chung (Chi Chi), Emmy Rossum (Bulma), Eriko Tamura (Mai), and Joon Park (Yamcha). Shooting has begun in Mexico City and Los Angeles, and the studio is planning for an August 15 release.

Image © 1987 Toei Animation Co., Ltd.

This article has a follow-up: Chow Yun-Fat Comments on Dragonball Film in Newspaper (2007-12-20 12:53)
follow-up of Live-Action Dragonball Film Casts Bulma, Mai, Yamcha
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