Nicole Sperling
November 14, 2007 AT 06:22 AM EST

Twentieth Century Fox has just greenlit a live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Dragonball. The internationally renowned series of graphic novels, video games, and television

shows will receive the big-screen treatment from director James Wong (Final Destination), producer Stephen Chow (star of Kung Fu Hustle), and young star Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds), who will portray lead character Goku. The studio has also castBuffy the Vampire Slayerveteran James Marsters to play the villain Piccolo. The movie will bow next August, and Chatwin has already begun his training regimen with the stunt company behind The Matrix, The Bourne Supremacy, and 300.

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