Lee Seeks Spot in DBZ Movie
Actor James Kyson Lee, who plays Ando on the popular NBC Entertainment series Heroes, says he would like to play a role in the upcoming live-action Dragon Ball Z movie, as bad-guy turned good, Yamcha (AKA: Yamucha).
The movie was in the planning stages for five years or more, and, according to Anime News Network, has recently begun production in Montreal, Canada.
The film will have a budget of USD$100 million.
As well as the Dragon Ball Z movie, there are at least four other movies in my mind that were promised a live-action adaptation (that I might be more inclined to watch) which have produced little to no results, as well as some false rumors altogether:
- Speed Racer
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (confirmed no live-action)
- Death Note (Westernized version, to be produced by Warner Entertainment)
Maybe it's better to just stick with the anime versions of each, have the movie industry quit dangling promises of adaptations, smile, and be happy about it!
At any rate, I hope that at least this DBZ film makes it through production, so the next time a film is announced, we don't suspect someone of crying wolf. Thanks, in that respect to Transformers the movie!