An alien living among humans realizes he was sent to destroy us. But instead he decides to protect the human race from the alien attacks that are on their way. That's the premise of Dragonball Z, the mega-popular anime series which will spawn a live-action movie next summer. Will the film be a searing look inside the identity crisis of an unwitting alien sleeper agent?

No. But it will have hella cool stunts. Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer) is producing, and director James Wong will work with stunt performance company 87Eleven, which worked on The Matrix and 300. Buffy actor James Marsters will star as the villain, Piccolo. If Chow brings his trademark kinetic wit and Marsters conjures a smidgen of his Spike swagger, Dragonball could be several cuts above most cartoon/video game adaptations.

Dragonball Movie Set To Roll [Hollywood Reporter]