It is not very likely that this news will appeal to everyone, but you just never know. That, and we are still in National Slow News Day Month, so there isn’t whole hell of a lot else happening out there. Our brothers from another mother over at Coming Soon have uncovered word that 20th Century Fox intends to run the first trailer for next Spring’s manga adaptation Dragonball on October 17th in front of the video game adaptation Max Payne, starring Mark Wahlberg.
Dragonball, which is set to hit theaters on April 10, 2009, is the writing and directing product of James Wong, who wrote and directed Final Destination and Final Destination 3. The film stars Justin Chatwin (The Invisible) as Goku, a boy trying to honor his grandfather’s dying wishes by tracking down a set of seven Dragon Balls in order to prevent a bad guy from using them to take over the world. The film will also star Chow Yun-Fat, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, James Marsters and Randall Duk Kim.
This news comes hot off the tail of rumors of trouble within the production, including reports that Fox might have been considering scrapping the whole thing. The rumor, which originated over at Film Junk, stated that Fox was not happy with what they were seeing, and was considering pulling th plug on the production. The rumor was later officially debunked by the official Dragonball blog as well as on Superheroflix. Sources are now saying that a first cut has been made and that Fox is “digging” what they are seeing so far.
Are you into Dragonball?