Dragonball Evolution is a 2009 American science fantasy martial arts film directed by James Wong, produced by Stephen Chow, and written by Ben Ramsey. It is based on the Japanese Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama , and stars Justin Chatwin , Emmy Rossum , James Marsters , Jamie Chung , Chow Yun-fat , Joon Park , and Eriko Tamura .
Apr 10, 2009 · Dragonball Evolution: Directed by James Wong. With Justin Chatwin, Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung. The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.
- James Wong
- Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Dragonball: Evolution Photos View All Photos Movie Info On his 18th birthday, Goku (Justin Chatwin) receives a mystical Dragonball as a gift from his grandfather. There are only six others like...
- Action, Adventure, Fantasy
- Cancelled Sequels
The story follows Goku, a young man adopted and trained by the martial arts master, Grandpa Gohan. One evening, while Goku is at a party of his high school crush, Chi-Chi, Grandpa Gohan is attacked by Lord Piccolo, who was searching for one of the Dragon Balls. Goku returns to find his adoptive grandfather die in his arms, but not before being told...
In March 2002, 20th Century Fox acquired feature film rights to the Dragon Ball franchise. In June 2004, Ben Ramsey, who wrote The Big Hit, was paid $500,000 to adapt Dragon Ball Z. In 2007, James Wong and Stephen Chow were announced as director and producer respectively, and the project was retitled Dragonball Evolution. Wong rewrote the script. T...
Dragonball Evolutionwas initially scheduled to be released in North America on August 15, 2008, then moved to April 10, 2009, to allow time to do additional filming and post-production work. On November 11, 2008, it was formally announced that the film's release had been changed to April 8, 2009. Though an American film, Dragonball Evolutionwas rel...
On its opening weekend in the United States, the film grossed $4,756,488 ranking #8 at the box office. As of June 3, 2009, its worldwide gross had reached $57,530,083.The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes giving the movie a score of 14% with the critic consensus being "Executed with little panache or invention, Dra...
Dragonball Evolution was originally set to be the first of a series of live-action Dragon Ball films, with the sequel adapting the Dragon Ball Z anime. Justin Chawtin said that Goku "only really gets interesting in the second film", while James Marsters said that Piccolo's reincarnation and redemption, from the manga and anime, would be featured in...Even though this movie is based on the King Piccolo Saga of Dragon Ball, it combines different storylines from the original Dragon Ball manga(examples being: Goku being 18 and Grandpa Gohan being a...This is the second English-language Dragon Ball production in which the name "Oozaru" is used (first being the Blue Water dub of Dragon Ball GT).Justin Chatwin portrays Goku. In Steven Spielberg's 2005 version of War of the Worlds, Chatwin's character had Dragon Ball toys on a shelf in his room.Christopher Sabat was said to be reprising his role as Shenron, prior to the release of Dragonball Evolution, but all his dialogue was cut. Oddly, his name is shown in the end credits.
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