Rear view of leading actor Justin Chatwin in orange gi with kame kanji
The Sankei Shimbun paper has posted the first poster from the Dragonball live-action film that features a main character on Friday. The poster portrays Canadian actor Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds, The Invisible, Lost television series), who stars as Son Goku, in his familiar orange gi martial arts uniform complete with the kanji for kame (“turtle” for his mentor Master Roshi or Kame Sennin) on the back. Just as in the previous teaser poster, the new poster’s Japanese text reads when translated: “The legend comes to life.” The new poster also adds the following text: “Opens worldwide at maximum speed on March 13, 2009.”
Twentieth Century Fox signed director James Wong (Final Destination, X-Files television series, The One) to adapt Akira Toriyama’s shonen fighting manga. Viz Media publishes the original manga in North America, while Funimation distributes the anime version.