Casting: Chow joins Dragonball, G.I. Joe adds three
Chow Yun-Fat will play Master Roshi in James Wong’s live-action adaptation of Dragonball.
He joins Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Emmy Rossum and Jamie Chung in the 20th Century Fox production, which is shooting in Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Meanwhile, Paramount’s live-action G.I. Joe has added Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Said Taghmaoui to the cast.
Nichols (Alias) will play Scarlett, Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost) will play Heavy Duty, and Taghmaoui (Sleeper Cell) will play Breaker.
The three join Sienna Miller and Ray Park, who will portray Baroness and Snake Eyes.
Hellboy II ‘won’t be a golden world’
USA Today talks with Hellboy II director Guillermo del Toro, who insists that although The Golden Army deals with goblins and elves, it isn’t all sparkles and rainbows.
“This isn’t going to be Narnia-esque,” he says. “It won’t be a golden world. It will be a very tarnished, underworld magic kingdom. These beings are outcasts. I’m drawn to those sort of lived-in worlds.”
And although the movie’s opening is still almost seven months away, del Toro tells Sci Fi Wire that Hellboy II lays the groundwork for a possible third installment.
Don’t forget: The first trailer is set to debut at 3 p.m. Eastern today.