‘Dragonball Movie Reboot’
Monday, January 14th, 2013
In a recent convention James Marsters was asked if a new live action Dragon Ball movie would be made anytime soon. He simply replied that he enjoyed Dragonball Evolution and would love for a sequel, and also noted with the new animated movie releasing soon (Battle of Gods) 20th Century FOX did inquire the cast about returning for Dragonball 2. However we can’t find the original source so take this as a fake. It should also be noted that the entire cast are signed onto two more Dragonball movies after DBE.
Only time will tell at this point, would you prefer a reboot or be happy with an official sequel to Dragonball Evolution?
Dragonball Reborn in the horizon? Discuss!
Friday, September 21st, 2012
Just for a second here, let’s put aside the fact that 20th Century FOX still owns the rights to the Dragonball series and that they informed us that there are zero plans for a sequel or reboot. Rumors have been floating around that a new company with a brand new crew will pick up the rights to produce a live action Dragon Ball Z movie. And one of those rumors consists of Christopher Nolan (Batman trilogy) will be the director of the next adaptation of DragonBall.
This rumor is false because of the following:
- 20th Century FOX still owns Dragonball.
- FOX is helping distribute the official DragonBall Z 2013 animated movie.
- The cast of Dragonball Evolution is still signed under contract to perform any sequels or future films.
- Said cast is very busy with other projects at the moment.
- Chris Nolan has plans for sequels to the Man of Steel movie which releases next year.
However, it is possible that FOX will re attempt to make a live action Dragonball film sometime in the future. But there are no official plans at the moment. I think FOX will take what they can with the upcoming DBZ 2013 animated film and go from there (let’s just hope FUNimation will dub this for the international release!). Only time will tell and you can be sure to hear anything official from us!
[Article contributed from user tornado in our forums]
Monday, September 17th, 2012
After finally receiving replies via my contacts from 20th Century FOX, I got word that they do in fact still own the rights to the Dragon Ball series but currently have no plans on creating a sequel to Dragonball Evolution, let alone a reboot to the movie. However, I did not receive any more information on whether or not they plan on selling the rights or if they are just waiting for their license to expire. Not to mention the entire cast from DBE are very busy at the moment if they eventually decide to create a sequel. The cast will continue to be busy in the immediate future, but that is not to say an entirely new cast and crew will be hired.
Aside from the fact that there are zero plans for a future movie at the moment, they still own the rights to create live action DragonBall movies. This is no surprise as FOX acquired the rights to the series back in 2002 and decided to wait until 2007 to begin production on Dragonball Evolution. Do you see them trying again sometime in the near future? Or would you prefer if they handed the rights to another company? Discuss!
As this comes at no surprise, at least we have the upcoming official DragonBall Z animated movie to look forward to in 2013!
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
The recent supposed screenwriter for the Dragon Ball movie reboot has been officially taken off the crew list for this film. What’s not surprising is the fact that every other detail remains in tact. IMDB has their heart set that this film will happen and has been announced. Kazuaki Kiriya did in fact inform IMDB that his involvement in the supposed reboot was not true, however they stick to their story that this movie will occur (which are only rumors, since a reboot has not been officially announced, nor has the sequel).
If there was a planned reboot, IMDB would be the last official source to take credit for it. Whoever is approving the recent contributions (to both Dragonball Reborn and Dragonball Reboot) needs to seriously reconsider their facts and keep it all as rumor, since that is all it has ever been since Dragonball Evolution released.
Friday, February 18th, 2011
Ok, instead of removing the DragonBall Reboot listing (as Kazuaki Kiriya requested), IMDB decided to add more details to it. It is now claimed that this film will have an estimated budget of $100,000,000. Given that we already know this listing is fake, I would not take this new information into account. And seeing how Dragonball Evolution only had a budget that is 1/3 of that, it is clearly obvious if a DragonBall reboot was created they would not have high enough expectations to fund that much money.
So let’s wait and see what more fake information will be added to the listing shall we?
Monday, February 14th, 2011
Supposed Dragonball Movie Reboot screenwriter Kazuaki Kiriya has denied any involvement in the listing of the Dragonball reboot and has requested IMDB to remove said listing.
Screenwriter and director Kazuaki Kiriya wrote on his Twitter account on Monday that the Internet Movie Database’s (IMDB’s) “Untitled Dragon Ball Reboot” entry, which lists Kiriya as a writer, is “completely fake.” He said that he is currently asking IMDB to correct the “nonsensical info,” and he added that the misinformation is adversely affecting the actual projects he has in the works.
Here is a poor translation via his twitter.
RT stop spreading false information like Dragon Ball. Many people have e-mail inquiries. I’m really annoying. I also adversely affect our ongoing projects, please lend me the power of you please fix this false alarm. By the way, IMDB is to apply the fix.
Spread hope!! RT @ Escher_ reviews of Dragon Ball, denied your identity! RT @ Kazuaki_Kiriya something like IMDB has listed the information is bogus, and is Gase at all! That reason right there! Currently, IMDB being asked to correct.
So there you have it, the Dragonball Evolution reboot is confirmed to be a fake.
Source: ANN and OTA
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Seems some new (probably fake) cast is being added to the Dragonball movie reboot IMDB page again. This time Jon Foo is being listed to play Son Goku in the untitled and unofficial reboot of Dragonball Evolution. So, of course this is not official, but still fun to poke at nonetheless. With that being said, what would your DragonBall movie dream cast be? Discuss in the comments.
Monday, January 24th, 2011
I am only writing this to basically inform everyone on the recent changes and updates on the IMDB page for the untitled Dragonball Evolution movie reboot. For starters, they have completely erased the cast listing that was recently shown. No new cast has been listed just yet, however a screenplay writer and director have been added.
Kazuaki Kiriya has been added has both the director and screenplay writer for this reboot and Takashi Yamazaki has been added as another director. And Akira Toriyama is still listed as credit for the DragonBall manga series.
There is still nothing to be considered legitimate here. Especially seeing how these two Asian directors have been seen on several people’s dream crew list in the past to direct the sequel and/or reboot to Dragonball Evolution. Aside from all that, the movie is still listed as announced and is being produced by Paramount Pictures. But as always, do not trust IMDB and just give it time to see if we ever do hear anything official.
Friday, November 5th, 2010
According to IMDB, the reboot to the live action Dragon Ball movie (Dragonball Evolution) has been announced and is currently in production. Paramount Pictures is listed as the production company. The rumored cast includes : Isaac Jin Solstein to play Son Goku, Randall Duk Kim to return as Gohan and Eriko Tamura to return as Mai.
As usual, take this as only a rumor for now. But stay tuned to see if any official confirmations come from this.
Saturday, October 30th, 2010
IMDB has added a page for a possible reboot of the Dragonball Evolution movie. It is currently untitled and has a release date of 2012. No other information is provided, nor is there any evidence to support the listing at the moment. If any new information on this matter becomes available, we’ll inform everyone. But for now take it as yet another rumor. While it is weird they would replace Reborn with this, let’s just wait and see if any confirmations come out of this, but I would definitely not get my hopes up.