Another nail in the DBZ movie coffin

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I decided to follow up a bit more regarding the rumored live action Dragonball/Z movie. One persistant rumor has been that “George Lucas’ CGI company ILM has signed a contract to do the special effects.”

Today I called Ellen Pasternack, Public Relations for ILM. I asked her if the rumor was true; if ILM was brought on board to provide the special effects for the Dragonball/Z live action movie. Ms. Pasternack’s reply was that it had been mentioned, but ILM never officially signed off on anything and it never came to be. She also commented that, as far as she knows, the film is not being made.

So there you have it, folks. Another death nail in the DBZ live action movie coffin. That isn’t to say that the film will never be made. There are other major studios besides FOX and other effects houses aside from ILM. Who knows … maybe Wetta will snag this property to go along with the Evangelion live action movie. Only time will tell.

Edit: I just want to clarify that a.) FUNimation Productions has absolutely nothing to do with the concept/licensing for a Dragonball/Z live action movie. They hold the license for the anime/games/merchandise only, and b.) this website is NOT an official FUNimation website. It is just a pomotional website for Kyle Hebert and goes beyond his association with FUNimation. I hope that clears some things up.

That’s two strikes for the Dragonball Z movie. My inclination is to believe these two posts, as April 1 isn’t for another few weeks.

Posted by Jess Horsley on March 12, 2004 10:20 AM

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