'Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope' Launching Next Month

It looks like there's going to be another attempt at bringing Dragon Ball Z into the realm of live action. The first episode of Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope is being released on February 23, 2015.

Series director Donnie McMillin talked about the series in a brief Youtube video. The series will be an adaptation of The History of Trunks storyline; Tyler Tackett, who will be playing Android 17, was also in the video.

The History of Trunks is one of the darker Dragon Ball Z storylines. It is also one of the few feature-length Dragon Ball Z movies to fit into the series' canon.

It takes place in an alternate future where Goku dies of a heart disease. Soon after, two androids appear and wreak havoc on the planet--killing all of the Z- Fighters, save for Gohan and Trunks.

A few years later, however, the androids manage to kill Gohan. This causes Trunks to turn into a Super Saiyan and travel to the past in order to warn his friends about the coming threat.

The series has also partnered with Machinima, who has experience in live action adaptations: Street Fighter Assassin's Fist was initially released on the company's Youtube channel before launching on Blu-Ray.

It is also the goal of the show's creators to pitch the pilot to FOX, according to a Behind the Scenes video posted in September.

"We plan on bringing the Dragon Ball world to life in a way that's never been attempted before while still staying true to the characters & the story," stated the series creators.

"All of our Dragon Ball Z content is purely conceptual material made for fans, by fans and it is not for commercial use of any sort.

It is our goal to be able to use the pilot episode & all of our materials as a pitch to FOX to get the rights for the rest of the web series or potentially larger projects."

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