New Dragonball: Evolution Trailer, Reshoots Explained

Since “Dragonball’s” got a spiffy new subtitle, FOX has created a spiffy new trailer to show it off. And so — the latest trailer for “Dragonball”, complete with the new, added title. It doesn’t look half bad. That is, if you aren’t obsessed with the cartoons and comic books and toys and all the rest. If you were Joe Blow coming off the street, you might think this would make a decent Sunday morning viewing with your 7-year old kid. Then again, if you’re watching movies on Sundays with 7-year old kids, you might have bigger problems. Anyhoo, here’s the first official trailer for “Dragonball: Evolution”. Is it just me, or did they cram this thing with some very nice looking ass-kicking chicks? You go, girls.

The story begins with Goku, who seeks out upon his adoptive grandfather Grandpa Gohan’s dying request to find the great Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls. Of which he has one, in order to prevent the evil Lord Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world. And Goku’s quest is to obtain the mystical Dragonballs before Piccolo does.

Starring Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Chow Yun Fat, Emma Rossum, and directed by James Wong.

Get some balls April 8, 2009.


Meanwhile, Jamie Chung (who plays Chi Chi in the movie) told MTV the reasons for the recent news of a reshoot. Well, not reshoots, more like reshoot. As in, one scene. One humongous, very important scene, says Chung.

“I think it’s just one scene that they’re gonna have to reshoot and it’s the end fight,” Chung said of what they were re-tooling. “I fortunately will not have to go back. I think it’s the big fight between Justin Chatwin and James Marsters.”

I’m guessing it’s all fireballs and secret power moves and junk like that. You know, the thing you Dragonball kids love so much.

Anyways, Chung also reveals that she and the cast have also been signed for two sequels, which isn’t a surprise. Nowadays everyone is signed for additional sequels. It’s getting them to do it for the initially agreed-upon price once the movie is a hit that’s the problem.