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Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Movie Announced

by Mana___
Jul 22, 2008 6:35 PM | 168 Comments
Erwin Stoff, film producer of The Matrix & A Scanner Darkly, is developing a live-action version of the popular anime series Cowboy Bebop. In an interview Stoff stated “I’m really excited to be working on it, and it’s in the really early stages. We just signed it the other day.” . He also promised "A real degree of faithfulness" and added, “When I met with them in Japan, one of the first things that I brought up was the experience that we had on A Scanner Darkly, and how hard we worked to remain faithful to Philip K. Dick, and that was our big concern here.” The film is being developed for Fox.


[Source: ANN] [Source 2: IFMagazine]

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i just hoping they will not ruin this one =="

May 31, 2009 5:06 AM by villains

goddamnit...fox is gonna mangle a classic, its a shame.

May 31, 2009 4:07 AM by alex264

Sick-Bastard said:
Buldozer said:
didnt really like cowboy bepop, but love the stile of the anime and the animations


How can you not like Cowboy Bebop? It is epic.


Indeed it is, I am very sad that it ended with only 2 manga series, 1 anime series, and 1 anime movie.

Dec 28, 2008 1:59 AM by Toddler_Naruto

Buldozer said:
didnt really like cowboy bepop, but love the stile of the anime and the animations


How can you not like Cowboy Bebop? It is epic.

Dec 27, 2008 10:42 PM by Sick_Bastard

didnt really like cowboy bepop, but love the stile of the anime and the animations

Dec 25, 2008 10:20 AM by _Kusuriuri_

the_seventh_l said:
If Keanu plays Spike, I'll weep. As will the whole world. Just, no. Do not want.

Start weeping -.-

Keanu Reeves to Play Spike Spiegel
In Live Action 'Cowboy Bebop'

http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/13950.html

*sigh*

Dec 22, 2008 12:59 PM by xRuna

oh no >.<

i better not tell seth

Oct 6, 2008 4:12 PM by YumeNoTsuzuki

Mana said:
Erwin Stoff, film producer of The Matrix & A Scanner Darkly, is developing a live-action version of the popular anime series Cowboy Bebop. In an interview Stoff stated “I’m really excited to be working on it, and it’s in the really early stages. We just signed it the other day.” . He also promised "A real degree of faithfulness" and added, “When I met with them in Japan, one of the first things that I brought up was the experience that we had on A Scanner Darkly, and how hard we worked to remain faithful to Philip K. Dick, and that was our big concern here.” The film is being developed for Fox.


[Source: ANN] [Source 2: IFMagazine]


I've saw "A Scanner Darkly" and i think if he follows the same quality that he showed on Scanner he willb e able to make an awesome movie, specially grabing the darker part of Cowboy Bebop.

Oct 6, 2008 4:09 PM by Static

Dear God, I haven't even seen Cowboy Bebop yet I already know this will be a fail of epic proportions.

Oct 5, 2008 1:21 PM by LolitaDecay

i would say edward northon as spike????? if the made a black lagoon movie he could play rock

Oct 3, 2008 7:30 PM by snakekiller

To be fair, a live action version of "Cowboy Bebop" actually MAKES SENSE.

While it's the millionth Hollywood adaptation of a comic book/anime series/Japanese live action movie/manga, it has the potential to be both meaningful and interesting.

Of course, I have serious doubt that any director could replicate what Shinichiro Watanabe did with the series and movie. Who are they going to hire as a director? If I were a producer, I would seriously consider giving Watanabe a shot at it.

Aug 8, 2008 6:18 PM by YoungVagabond

MagicalEmi said:
The idea of Keanu as Spike makes my soul weep with despair. I really hope this is a rumor that does not pan out.


100% agreed.

Aug 5, 2008 11:27 PM by Brian333

HappyPear said:
Actually, this may turn out good, if they have the right cast.

Absolutely.

I know the perfect Spike.
Lee Pace!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 5, 2008 11:24 PM by potatotato

the beauty of anime is that no matter the concept it is possible

any live action movie trying to recreate anime is doomed to fail in my opinion

Aug 5, 2008 10:53 PM by wontgetschooled

Speed Racer, Akira, Dragon Ball Z, now Cowboy Bebop!? Hell, there even making a Thunder Cats Movie as well as a Smurfs.

I believe Hollywood has officially ran out of ideas.

Now they've decided to fuck with our anime.

As Chris Crocker would say,
"LEAVE ANIME ALONE!!!!"

Aug 5, 2008 10:49 PM by Syb3rStrife

i'm sort of looking forward to it. I think it will be exciting to see how they make it into a liveaction.

Aug 3, 2008 12:25 PM by katsup

Keanu Spiegel go!

AS long as they make him say, 'Whoa' once in the film, my soul will be content. That, or they can hire an actor and not Neo.

Aug 3, 2008 9:50 AM by Bakayaro

Hmmm, another anime "live action" adaption...none of them really ever show much promise, so I'm foreseeing alot of angry Cowboy Bebop fans :P.

Aug 3, 2008 6:21 AM by Ryuga

OMG, I'm scared. Holy shit, I'm scared. Like many others, I really, really do NOT want Keanu Reeves to be Spike! Grrr.... This better not get screwed up.

Honestly, I think they should pick some hungry up and becoming unknown actors to fill the cast.

Aug 1, 2008 12:08 PM by charlieomar

The idea of Keanu as Spike makes my soul weep with despair. I really hope this is a rumor that does not pan out.

Aug 1, 2008 11:48 AM by MagicalEmi

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