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Dragonball Movie Reportedly Pushed Back to April 2009

posted on by Egan Loo
Live-action film faced Star Wars: The Clone Wars, other films on old August date

The ComingSoon.net film news website reports that the Twentieth Century Fox production company has delayed the live-action Dragonball movie's opening from August 15, 2008 to April 3, 2009. The website notes that The International, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Tropic Thunder and Wild Child are all scheduled to open on August 15 in North America. No other film has been pegged for Dragonball's new date. The Dragonball movie adapts Akira Toriyama's fighting manga of the same name. Director James Wong (Final Destination, X-Files television series, The One) has been shooting the film in Mexico since late last year, and Stephen Chow, the actor and director behind Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer, signed on as a producer.

The cast includes Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds, The Invisible) as Goku, Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera film, The Day After Tomorrow) as Bulma, James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville) as Piccolo, Eriko Tamura (Heroes) as Mai, Jamie Chung (The Real World) as Chi Chi, Joon Park (Speed Racer) as Yamcha, Randall Duk Kim as Grandpa Gohan, Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), and Chow Yun-Fat (A Better Tomorrow, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) as Master Roshi.

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