The fine folks over at Robot Underdog are producing Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, a live-action web series based on the popular anime, Dragon Ball Z. The web series is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, and at the time of this post, there are only 5 days left to achieve their $9,001 goal.
The pilot episode is an adaptation of “The History of Trunks,” where Androids #17 and #18 have eliminated all of the Z fighters with the exception of Gohan and Trunks. Can these two Saiyans stop the evil Androids from destroying the city? Eek, you’ll just have to wait and see.
Watching the trailer I immediately knew what I was getting myself into. Androids #17 (Tyler Tackett) and #18 (Amy Johnston) certainly look the part and managed to capture the icy tone with their voices. As a kid, these two baddies got under my skin and after watching the teaser, I found myself scratching my arm… I’m sold.
Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope is written by Derek Padula, author of “It’s Over 9,000!” and directed by Donnie McMillin. Side note–Mr. McMillin will be a special guest on the Geek Legacy Podcast next week, so be sure to subscribe on iTunes. New episodes air every Tuesday!
Check out the trailer, watch some interviews, and head over to Indiegogo to learn more about the project and show your support. I honestly believe this is the Dragon Ball Z we’ve been waiting for. Excuse me while I go power up for this beast.