Watch the Dragonball Evolution trailer here

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

The new trailer for James Wong's Dragonball Evolution has hit the Web, and you can watch it after the jump.

Based on the venerable Japanese manga/anime franchise Dragon Ball, the movie is the first official attempt by a U.S. studio to translate the franchise's characters—at least some of them—into a live-action movie.

It stars War of the Worlds' Justin Chatwin as Goku, a young man who discovers his destiny to protect Earth from the forces of evil, led by Lord Piccolo (Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters), by gathering the seven mystical dragon balls first. He is aided by a mentor, Master Roshi (Chow Yun-Fat), and Bulma (Phantom of the Opera star Rossum), from whose father a dragon ball has already been stolen. James Wong (the Final Destination series) directs. Dragonball Evolution opens April 8.