Chow Yun-Fat (who would be credited as Yun Fat Chow like he is in China if that didn’t sound so much like dog food) has illustrated just how far his star has fallen by agreeing to star in the film adaptation of Dragonball Z.
The film, directed by James Wong, follows Goku (Justin Chatwin), a warrior alien who protects the Earth from an endless stream of rogues bent on dominating the universe and controlling mystical objects known as Dragon Balls [Ed. Note: No, seriously]. Stephen Chow is producing. [ComingSoon]
Fat Chow will play Master Roshi, Goku’s mentor. Dude, what is it with the Japanese and fighting for control of mystical objects? Can’t they just (be forced to) fight (despite swearing off violence after leaving the secret service/CIA/Navy SEALs) a band of terrorists inexplicably holding their family hostage like everyone else?
Anyway, I’m super excited for this. I’m going to see it right after I get my Honda Civic tuned up, put ICE Spiker in my hair until I look like Pikachu, and hit myself in the head until I’m dumb enough to like extended, poorly animated fight sequences.