Based on the manga created by Akira Toriyama and the popular Japanese anime series, Dragon Ball Z tells the story of Goku, a martial arts master who defends the Earth from alien threats by enlisting the Seven Dragon Balls - artifacts of immense power which are the only way he can hope to defeat the alien menace, Picolo.
The live action film is combining elements from all of the different visions of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z without being afraid to make significant changes.
According to the cast list:
[GOKU] 18 years old, Goku is considered uncool and unpopular at school, but he is in fact an extremely talented martial arts fighter who gets rigorous training from his grandfather, Gohan. After the death of his grandfather by the evil Lord Piccolo, Goku finds his destiny in his grandfather's dying request that he find Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls (of which he has one) in order to prevent Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the dragonballs to take over the world. Trained by Master Roshi, aided by Bulma and Yamcha, friends he meets along the way, Goku proves himself a formidable, almost undefeatable fighter. On many dangerous adventures to find the remaining Dragon Balls and thus save the world, Goku conquers physical and emotional challenges, ultimately saving the world but clearly impelled to spend his life searching for the Dragon Balls with his trusty companions...LEAD
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The film is expected to start production in Montreal in November.