Of all the movies out there, “Dragonball” sure is getting the fanbase riled up. There seems to be no middle ground here: you’re either a fan who is looking forward to seeing your favorite characters made into live-action, or you’re a fan who thinks nothing good can come of this. Depending on where you come down on that debate, you’ll either love this news, or you’ll hate it. But of course, when I say this is “news”, I don’t mean you should believe me, because let’s face it, “Dragonball” is going to cost Fox somewhere around $100 million, easy, and no sane movie studio will shut down a movie in mid-production with that kind of budget, with most of the money having already been spent. The film has, after all, been shooting for some time. But don’t let that stop any of you from believing this, cause it certainly isn’t stopping the people on the Interwebs from spreading such nonsense.
Here’s FilmJunk with what is probably a bad case of someone who hates the movie trying to spread crazy ass rumors to get it in trouble:
This week we received word from an anonymous source that there may be some truth to this speculation after all. According to our tipster, the higher-ups at Fox are not too impressed the footage that has been shot thus far, and are seriously debating shutting the whole thing down. Now I have no idea if this is a real possibility or if the studio is just putting pressure on director James Wong to deliver, but the movie supposedly has a budget of over $100 million and I can understand them wanting to cut some losses while they still can. The thing is, if this is all true, it only makes me that much more interested to see the movie. If it it’s strange enough to scare the suits, it’s gotta be good, right?
Like I said, I call bullshit on this story. Fox is shelling out a lot of money for the movie, and judging by the fan reaction — pro and con — “Dragonball” will get plenty of fanboy play. Heck, even those who hate the very idea of this movie will probably end up seeing it, if just to make sure they were right to hate it in the first place.
Which is why I don’t believe a word of this. Yes, I believe that FilmJunk got an email from someone who told them all this, but an “anonymous source” could be anyone from the President of Fox Studios to my Aunt Sally. You get the picture.