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Jun 6, 2017 8:19 PM
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Tomorrow Studios, a joint venture between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, has been announced to adapt the 1998 anime Cowboy Bebop into a live action TV series. Animation studio Sunrise, which produced the original series, will executive produce the live-action series along with Midnight Radio, which consists of Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg. Other executive producers include Tomorrow Studio's Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Matthew Weinberg. Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) will compose the adaptation.

Cowboy Bebop is an original TV anime that aired for 26 episodes between 1998-1999. The anime inspired the Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira movie, which premiered in September 2001. The series was originally licensed by Bandai Entertainment for North American distribution, before FUNimation relicensed it and released the anime in Blu-ray and DVD volume in December 2014. The TV series aired in the US via Adult Swim in 2001 with many reruns. The anime series became a commercial success in Japanese and international markets, particularly in the US, and is widely considered as one of the best anime series of all time.

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Jun 6, 2017 8:27 PM

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I can't see this turning out well.
 
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Jun 6, 2017 8:32 PM

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Paul said:
I can't see this turning out well.


Can we get one of those cursed productions? Everything goes wrong and they decide to cancel before release? Please?
 
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Jun 6, 2017 8:41 PM

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Hmm, looks interesting
 
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Jun 6, 2017 8:46 PM

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but who wants this?

death note, ghost in the shell and now this... i know they are running out of ideas but please stop messing with anime and stick to remaking 80's movies
 
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Jun 6, 2017 8:51 PM

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I don't see a reason for this, but I'll stay optimistic and hope it turns out well. It'll probably suck though lol.....
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Jun 6, 2017 9:21 PM

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Trash! Into the bin it goes, thought bebop was alright at best. Doubt a tv series would be any better.

I'm more interested in the monster tv series, if that is still a thing.
 
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Jun 6, 2017 9:29 PM

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No. Live action adaptations are completely unnecessary, I don't see this coming anywhere close to the quality of the original series.
 
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Jun 6, 2017 9:33 PM

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Man, why? There are just some things you can't ever hope to recreate, especially all the various elements that caused Cowboy Bebop to be considered such a classic. You really can't name many series where almost every element meshed together so well; how do you expect to translate this? Perhaps there's hope with Sunrise having a hand in production, but it's not enough to raise my expectations to a satisfactory level.

If there were ever a live-action series I wanted to succeed, it would be this one. Please prove me wrong, please end up being the one series that'll serve as the model for all future adaptations. Don't dig up one of the industry's greatest works just for a quick buck.

On that note, I guess I'll see you again, space cowboy...
 
Jun 6, 2017 9:47 PM
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I fear not the fact that the series will be whitewashed (that is irrelevant). I fear that the series will be shit and people will think that the original source material is shit too (which it is not). There is a reason that the medium chosen was animation, not live action.
 
Jun 6, 2017 10:53 PM
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Meh. Can't really say much about this since I only watched like the first episode or perhaps few episodes since it has been nearly a year and a half since I first picked it up or something. Maybe 2 years. Thought it was nothing special to say the very least and could care less about this honestly.

But as for the Live Action I'm not too sure but from what I've seen I don't think it will be impossible to do it to be completely fair. All depends on how this is structured and to be completely honest I highly doubt I would watch this anyways. But good luck with that I suppose.
 
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Lol holy shit, guess the movie deal fell through after years in development hell. But is Keanu Reeves still gonna be involved, or is this totally different?

I'm going to be cautiously optimistic about this. On the one hand, the series is episodic enough that a TV show is possible (and I see this being a Netflix series, don't see this airing on non-cable channels), and would be handled a bit better than a movie. On the other, the costs in making these episodes will probably be its downfall for if it gets low ratings, it'll get canned before it hits its stride if they don't play their cards right. It's luckily still Western enough that it can get an audience out here, but I sadly don't see this getting past a season.

Maybe my parents will be more willing to watch Cowboy Bebop this way since they're not big fans of anime.
 
Jun 6, 2017 11:21 PM
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Considering Bebop's content, this should be able to translate into a live-action series fairly easily. However, I'm sure they'll find a way to fuck it up XD
 
Jun 6, 2017 11:36 PM
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The Americans seem motivated at the moment. What's more, a live series.
Personally I think it will be very mediocre because difficult to adapt (series in space, so cheap effects in sight!). I will try two/three episodes but I don't expect anything.
 
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Might watch it but seriously, I hope they can get the music right for this. Wonder how many episodes it will be as well....

I predict at least 10-12.
 
Jun 6, 2017 11:44 PM

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Hhmmm... well, a TV series might turn out better than a movie would, but I'm still super skeptical of this. And definitely NOT looking forward to all of the idiots who are gonna jump onto the bandwagon and start saying that this is better than the anime. (Which always frickin' happens.)
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Well, they did a remarkable job adapting the Ghost in Shell movie.
 
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It's going to feel a lot like Firefly
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Jun 7, 2017 12:45 AM

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Just remembered Cowboy Bebop action movie. Hope at least now everything will turn out. I'm waiting.
 
Jun 7, 2017 12:54 AM

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Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) will compose the adaptation.


Ok, i won't even try to watch the series.
 
Jun 7, 2017 1:07 AM

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I feel like this is the live action that could be done well, it's in more familiar territory for the west, but we'll see.
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Jun 7, 2017 2:51 AM

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Great, a Live Action TV Series adaptation of a mediocre show, totally looking forward to that..

Jokes aside, at least the right title was chosen this time. Could turn out pretty good.

But one thing for sure, 3D Faye won't be nearly as hot as the original one.
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Wow after the idea for a live action movie featuring Keanu Reeves was totally lost and abandonded, I surely didn't expect these news. I think it's great, will definitely check it out when it comes around!
 
Jun 7, 2017 3:06 AM
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HBO were pretty much the only people who could do Cowboy Bebop and not end up as a total joke. I don't see the staff or the studio for this being able to pull it off.

Going to be another GITS.

No idea where people in this thread are getting their optimism from. American studio have a TERRIBLE track record in remaking foreign works.

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Trash! Into the bin it goes, thought bebop was alright at best. Doubt a tv series would be any better.

I'm more interested in the monster tv series, if that is still a thing.


"alright" at best? okay.

And no, I don't think it is. Another project that landed in development hell
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I can see this working as a TV series plus it might be what the Sci-fi genre needs right now because it's looking pretty dull at the moment well in the TV aspect
 
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I can see this working as a TV series plus it might be what the Sci-fi genre needs right now because it's looking pretty dull at the moment well in the TV aspect


Cowboy bebop isn't really Sci-fi, and its not not really what sci-fi needs to get more popular.

Its shows like The Expanse that are needed to bring back Sci-fi, its a great show that needed a more "hype-y" first season to increase viewers.
 
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pacify said:
tyrannicswine said:
I can see this working as a TV series plus it might be what the Sci-fi genre needs right now because it's looking pretty dull at the moment well in the TV aspect


Cowboy bebop isn't really Sci-fi, and its not not really what sci-fi needs to get more popular.

Its shows like The Expanse that are needed to bring back Sci-fi, its a great show that needed a more "hype-y" first season to increase viewers.
Wait Cowboy Bebop has spaceships, space travel, other worlds, it's set in the future and is about Bounty Hunters how is Cowboy Bebop not really Sci-fi
 
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Watch this be a mess, I'm sure
 
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Wait Cowboy Bebop has spaceships, space travel, other worlds, it's set in the future and is about Bounty Hunters how is Cowboy Bebop not really Sci-fi


I meant that its so far removed from what a sci-fi show usually is, that its not really a genre defining piece.

When I think sci-fi, I don't instantly think Cowboy bebop. Its more of a mash of genres, a sci-fi version of a western, with slice of life aspects with a bit of action and drama.

Wonder if they would be able to use any of the original score, Cowboy bebop just wouldn't be coybow bebop without Yoko Kanno's score
 
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pacify said:
tyrannicswine said:
Wait Cowboy Bebop has spaceships, space travel, other worlds, it's set in the future and is about Bounty Hunters how is Cowboy Bebop not really Sci-fi


I meant that its so far removed from what a sci-fi show usually is, that its not really a genre defining piece.

When I think sci-fi, I don't instantly think Cowboy bebop. Its more of a mash of genres, a sci-fi version of a western, with slice of life aspects with a bit of action and drama.

Wonder if they would be able to use any of the original score, Cowboy bebop just wouldn't be coybow bebop without Yoko Kanno's score
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Considering Bebop's content, this should be able to translate into a live-action series fairly easily. However, I'm sure they'll find a way to fuck it up XD
Exactly this. I don't trust the west with anything anime related, even the most western friendly anime ever made.
 
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Please stop it now. Please. Nobody asked for this. Oh good lord. ;-;

P.S. PLACE YOUR BETS, PLACE YOUR BETS. Place your bets to see if the main character will be in fact a famous English white actor.
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Well, I love Cowboy Bebop as if it was my wife. Even if it comes out to be absolute shit, I'd be happy and proud of it. Maybe it can be good! Being negative about it won't be helpful anyway. I hope they pick good actors.

Any chance Shinichiro Watanabe would be involved?
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Jun 7, 2017 5:12 AM

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I'm just hoping we don't turn it into Star Wars or something lol
 
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i'll just grab my popcorn and watching reaction from side...
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tyrannicswine said:
pacify said:


Cowboy bebop isn't really Sci-fi, and its not not really what sci-fi needs to get more popular.

Its shows like The Expanse that are needed to bring back Sci-fi, its a great show that needed a more "hype-y" first season to increase viewers.
Wait Cowboy Bebop has spaceships, space travel, other worlds, it's set in the future and is about Bounty Hunters how is Cowboy Bebop not really Sci-fi
You can say that about Firefly, but most people think of that as a western...even though it takes place in space...500 years later
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SenpaiJay98 said:
tyrannicswine said:
Wait Cowboy Bebop has spaceships, space travel, other worlds, it's set in the future and is about Bounty Hunters how is Cowboy Bebop not really Sci-fi
You can say that about Firefly, but most people think of that as a western...even though it takes place in space...500 years later
I haven't seen Firefly, but apparently this isn't that different to it
 
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As by seeing that Cowboy Bebop (the alpha god of anime) is getting a live action redo or what ever, may piss everyone the fuck off.. and I see why. Even though it's being made by another studio, I would much rather an animation remaster, sequel or even a fucking prequel will get me spent. But a live action redo is interesting, and it might be good. I am kinda sad that its not an anime, so my favourite voice actor for spike (English) will not be coming back. But this may be refreshing for the series. It may be shit, and I will be sad as fuck. Buuut it might be good idk?
 
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Is this something you guys are excited for?

 
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I'm sceptical but will probably give the first episode a try.
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I'll see you on TV, space cowboy.
 
Jun 7, 2017 10:36 AM

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It's going to be great

Just you wait y'all
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i love Cowboy Bebop
theres like a 99% chance they will ruin it.
for me most of the time live action is ruined by the actors they pick
It's usually the writers or directors, just imagine a anime(that's not "to much anime") with a director like Martin Scorsese, or a writer like Joss Whedon
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GoldenDevilGamer said:
Considering Bebop's content, this should be able to translate into a live-action series fairly easily. However, I'm sure they'll find a way to fuck it up XD
It's going to feel a lot like Firefly, watch
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Oh thank ye Lord Satan, my nightmares have been answered. COMMENCE THE BASTARDIZATION!!!!111
 
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All the success of the world for this production
 
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Oh no...i mean, why!? W H Y ?!?!?!?
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This is gonna suck ass balls to the max! Leave it the fuck alone!
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