Producer: Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Will Not Be Origin Story
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Posted 1/21/09
3 Arts Entertainment producer Erwin Stoff (The Matrix, I am Legend, Kings) has told the iFMagazine.com website that the live-action Cowboy Bebop film in development will not be an origin story. “We start with [the main character, bounty hunter Spike Spiegel], when he is in his present life already.” He also emphasized that the producers began the project by meeting with Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of Sunrise's original Cowboy Bebop science-fiction anime series. "He will be the first guy to read a script when it's done. We'll discuss directors with him." While screenwriter Peter Craig has yet to finish the script, Stoff hopes to make the film next year and expects it will have a "totally multi-ethnic cast."

The iFMagazine.com site first reported on the film proposal last July after the parties "just signed it the other day." Last month, actor Keanu Reeves expressed his interest in starring, and initially indicated that the story will be partly based on the "Red Eye" storyline from the first episode of the anime series. Sunrise officially announced the project last week with Twentieth Century Fox, 3 Arts Entertainment, Reeves, and Stoff. Sunrise President Kenji Uchida, Watanabe, and the original series script supervisor Keiko Nobumoto will act as associate producers, while Sunrise and Masahiko Minami (former Sunrise producer and BONES studio co-founder) will consult on the production.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-01-21/producer/live-action-cowboy-bebop-will-not-be-origin-story
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well its a plus that theyre keeping in touch with the original artists for the movie. maybe this wot be a total failure like dbz is gona be
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^ Hope so.
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Posted 1/21/09
Better stay faithful too what he says...
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Posted 1/21/09
I hope it comes out good!
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i hope this will be the first american made anime turned live action that will be a good one and will open the door to better live action films. garanz Dragon Ball movie gonna suck but i'm still watching it anyways. garanz you're all gonna watch it too so you can come back here and blog down all the obvious reasons why the film sucked. i'll be here waiting to read them so i can also agree. well till then.
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Posted 1/21/09
wonder who fay will be played ass.
and i hope they stick with the blues & jazz feel of the anime.
i think its better if they talk to the creator AND the fans of the anime
maybe a poll?
or a survay?
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Posted 1/21/09 , edited 1/21/09
Americans can't make American comics in to movies right. So leave japanese ones alone.
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Posted 1/21/09

divaroxy wrote:

America can't make American comics right. So they need to leave Japanese ones alone.


I'm sorry but "America can't make American comics?
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s31r31 wrote:


divaroxy wrote:

America can't make American comics right. So they need to leave Japanese ones alone.


I'm sorry but "America can't make American comics?


Americans can't make American comics in to movies right. So leave japanese ones alone.
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