By Lee Hyo-won
The explosively popular Japanese comic “Dragon Ball” comes to life via Hollywood as “Dragonball: Evolution.” Before its world premiere March 12 in South Korea, the movie’s cast of fresh young actors, Asian superstar Chow Yun-fat and former K-pop star Joon Park (Park Joon-hyung) turned up the temperature a notch in Seoul with their promotional tour Tuesday.
The original 500-plus-episode cartoon is based on the epic fantasy "Chinese Odyssey.” First published in 1984, it sold over 200 million copies worldwide and has been made into three TV animation series, 21 movies and 25 video games.
The new Stephen Chow production brings the story of a teenaged Goku (Justin Chatwin) who, upon the dying wishes of his adoptive grandfather (Randall Duk Kim), seeks out the great masters Roshi (Chow Yun-fat) and
Extensive clips of the movie were revealed exclusively for the Korean
Chatwin (“Invisible”), who had been a fan of the TV cartoon, said he
Chow, the hero of Hong Kong noir films, plays a rather comical role in
Park said it was a great honor to work with Chow in his second
A group of young women waited outside the venue, screaming each time
Screen beauty Rossum, who recently shot an advertisement here, said she
Marsters pointed out that the movie is based on “Dragon Ball” rather
World premiere in South Korea on March 12. For all ages. Distributed by 20th Century Fox Korea