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Zack Snyder Is Considering Doing A 'Dragon Ball Z' Movie And Fans Are Having Mixed Feelings

The 'Justice League' director Zack Snyder revealed in a recent interview that he wants to direct the upcoming Dragon Ball Z movie. Is a new movie even a good idea? 

By Ingrid Mateos

Zack Snyder - Dragon Ball

Zack Snyder - Dragon Ball (AP - TOEI)

Probably a sentence we never imagined we will ever read. Zack Snyder wants to do a Dragon Ball Z movie. The American film director is certainly not a stranger when talking about adaptations from books or comics. Let's just have a look at Justice League or Watchmen. However, this time, it looks like Zack is setting his eyes onto more Japanese visions.

The Army Of The Dead director talked about this in a recent interview on YouTube with Tyrone Magnus and revealed that given the chances he would definitely choose an Akira Toriyama story. “Definitely I would do an anime remake or live-action (an adaptation). That would be fun because I love animation and I watch a tonne of anime with my kid  who’s too young to watch it but we watch anyway.”

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Probably we can take into consideration what he did with his Justice League Snyder cut (Let's just remember that Christopher Nolan himself said that the one from Joss Whedon was horrible, to say the least.) However, Dragon Ball fans would not let me lie here when saying that the project itself must be something done perfectly since the anime series has been around for some decades now. In fact, it looks like die-hard fans (actually, the entire world) still do not forgive Director James Wong and that infamous live-action 'Dragon Ball: Evolution' where Justin Chatwin, Emmy Rossum, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Chow Yun-fat, Joon Park, and Eriko Tamura were the stars.

Even if we think about it, we are sorry to say this but, until now, there has not been a good live-action adapted from an anime. Death Note and Shingeki No Kyojin are the ones that come to our mind but even the one with the highest budget of them all, the Hollywood version of 'Ghost in the Shell' starring the beautiful and talented Scarlett Johansson did not receive one hundred percent support from the fans.

'Dragon Ball Z' commonly abbreviated as DBZ s a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation and in this, the story follows Son Goku as an adult, defending earth from androids, aliens, and magical creatures. The series has four arcs or 'sagas', the Saiyan Saga, the Frieza Saga, the Cell saga, and the Majin Buu Saga. Dragon Ball Z was listed as the 78th best-animated show in IGN's "Top 100 Animated Series", In 2005, media historian Hal Erickson wrote that "Dragon Ball may be the closest thing on American television to an animated soap opera, though this particular genre is an old, established and venerated one in Japan, the series' country of origin"

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