Cowboy Bebop Live Action TV Series Announced

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The universally acclaimed Cowboy Bebop (perhaps best known for its 10+ year run on Adult Swim) will apparently be getting a live action TV series courtesy of a collaborative effort between Sunrise and Tomorrow Studios, easily earning the hatred of fans as the west begins to destroy another precious Japanese series.

While more important details have yet to be divulged, the series will be produced by Marty Adelstein (Prison Break) and the script will be written by Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark World) – Marty Adelstein gave his opinion regarding this new work:

“We are excited to work with Sunrise in bringing this beloved anime to the U.S. and global marketplace as a live-action series. The animated version has long resonated with audiences worldwide, and with the continued, ever growing, popularity of anime, we believe a live-action version will have an incredible impact today.”

Those familiar with the repeated failures of Hollywood no doubt think the exact opposite, with many already assuming the live action TV series will fail as badly as the recent Ghost in the Shell movie.

20th Century Fox and Sunrise had previously planned on co-producing a live action movie for Cowboy Bebop which would have starred Keanu Reeves as Spike, but the film was never heard of again since its announcement in 2008, a fate that many are doubtless wishing would befall this new series…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Cast: Scarlett Johanson as Spike, Zach Galifianakisas as Faye, Morgan freeman with a sombrero as Ed, A midget with bikini as Jet and My grandmother's cat as Ein the dog.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Looking forward to the live action adaption of "VIDEO KID: Cowboy BeBop at his computer."

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Edward in live action? Prepare to be disappointed...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Radical Edward played by Keira Knightly?

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    Comment by kamehappo
    05:56 09/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same with Genshiken`s Susanna Hopkins as western live action.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll bet $100 that they give the Edward role to someone sassy and black.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:12 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Edward was probably some kind of French Algerian to begin with, so that wouldn't be too out of whack. Honestly, the setting allows for some weird racial mixing since the series shows how many different cultures had to cram together in colonies that weren't ready to take in such large populations thanks to the Gate Disaster. We know Faye's from Singapore, but people argue over shit like whether Spike's a Chinese Jew or if Jet's a light-skinned black Japanese man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:01 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Cowboy Bebop is one of the few anime that SHOULD be easy for the West to do... but after Ghost in the Shell, I have very few hopes for any live action adaptation of an anime. Even if this can be good, I'll keep my expectations and hope to a minimum.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I agree. I mean i like the Idea of a Cowboy Bebop Live Adaption but after all that Critism on the Ghost in The Shell Movie i wonder if it is such a good Idea to plan a whole Live Action Series

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:29 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The GiTS disaster was a special kind of fuck up.

    It would be a challenge for them to get anywhere close to that level.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:30 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not only the whitewashing. It also was a generic Holliwood FX movie that didn't touch the surface of the philosophical stuff that is a core element of GitS.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah but that anon was right Ghost in the shell >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>All live action Japanese movies>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>All other Hollywood anime movie adaptions.

    Movie did bad because of 2017 and PC White wash and "Caucasian hate train". So all the Asians that were in the movie won't be able to return for a sequel to get more exposure because of 1 white woman instead of being asian who honestly didn't do a bad job in the movie and was one of the best things about it but because she was White and not Asian the movie was "shit, not gonna watch it" or "movie is racist not gonna watch it" "boycott this White wash!"

    Comment by Anonymous

    "All other Hollywood anime movie adaptions"

    WTF?
    GITS Is not the only one

    Edge of tomorror, Godzilla 2014, Speed Racer, Pacific Rim, Crying Freeman >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>All live action Japanese

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    Comment by Larry
    09:45 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Ghost In the Shell was awesome. If I'd had the money, I'd have went again. And after watching the first John Wick movie last month, I think Keanu could pull a Cowboy Bebop movie off. Especially since, aside from Faye and MAYBE Edward, the cast was all white anyways.

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    Comment by kamehappo
    05:50 09/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It will look like Popeye The Sailorman.

    Comment by Anonymous

    haters gonna hate!

    Ghost in the shell is good movie>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> all live action japanese movie

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:13 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wow, so edgelordo, anarkist.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I definitely agree with you, haters are gonna hate. Who the fuck cares about whitewashing, just as long as the story is good. and GITS was a pretty good movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guess what composer is no more shackled to studio and by that the music is going to suck ass?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:42 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm worried but hopeful.

    And Fox could just make more Firefly instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:34 08/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Firefly did rip a lot of stuff off of Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 09/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought they were going to turn this into a movie with keanu reeves, now its a tv show?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Good luck finding a dog for ein.



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