The first photos from the set of James Wong's adaptation of Dragon Ball Z are now available online. Hoy Cinema has posted the images of Justin Chatwin on the Mexico City set.

According to Reforma and El Norte, two Mexican newspapers, the filming took place at the Coyoacan Campus of UNITEC, where they will film for seven days. They will then move to the sets in Durango, Mexico.

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Dragon Ball Z centers on an adult humanoid alien named Goku who, after discovering he was sent to Earth to destroy the population, tries to fulfill the wish of his dying grandfather and collect all seven of the world's mystical Dragon Balls to keep them out of the hands of the evil aliens. His chief nemesis for the film will be Piccolo, who is trying to conquer the Earth. The film is based on the manga created by Akira Toriyama, and is considered one of the most successful Japanese cultural exports of all time.

Dragon Ball Z is produced by Stephen Chow, and stars Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Eriko Tamura and Joon Park. Dragon Ball Z flies into theatres on August 15, 2008.

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