Studio behind Dragon Ball Z fan series going after rights to make live action film

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Jan 13, 2015, 4:37 PM EST

The small studio behind a popular series of Dragonball Z fan films is making a push to acquire the official license — which would give them the ability to create and market a legit live-action project. If nothing else, you’ve got to respect the ambition.

The team at K&K Productions is best known for the 2012 spec trailer Dragon Ball Z: Saiyan Saga, which proved to be a hit with fans and has generated an impressive 8+ million views. Riding that wave of momentum, the K&K guys have reached out to the actual Dragonball Z rights holders — and they might actually have a shot.

Judging by a video update posted by K&K, it sounds like the U.S. wing of Toei, the company that owns the rights, is potentially open to licensing them out — but the decision-makers at Toei Japan still need some convincing -- a good bit, apparently.

So K&K is working to set up a meeting with Toei Japan to make their pitch in person, with hopes they’ll be able to sway the company to partner with them on a live-action project. It’s a long shot, sure, but considering how terrible any other official Dragonball films have been — might not be the worst idea to think outside the box here.

If they can close the deal, the K&K guys claim they have some industry contacts that could kick in a decent budget and production/distribution deal. That’s all kind of vague, admittedly, but it’d stand to reason someone would want to kick in some cash on a project like this.

Would you like to see the K&K guys get a shot at making a legit Dragonball Z film?

(Via Movie Pilot)