Line 10 anime fans up and at least 8 of them will tell you they’re fans of Cowboy Bebop. It’s a classic in many circles. So I’m curious to see how the anime community receives this info.
A live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop is currently in the works. Sunrise; which originally animated the show will be executive producing the live-action series. Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok) has signed on board to write the show. Producer Adelstein said
“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.”
The most interesting part about this story is the anime’s original director Shinichiro Watanabe is on record in 2014 of saying he’s not sure about Hollywood.
“I’m afraid I don’t know what they’re thinking in Hollywood. Apparently, the project hasn’t come to a stop but I don’t know how it’s going to progress from here on. I hear that there are a lot of ‘Hollywood’ problems.”
Sounds like Watanabe is afraid that Hollywood will f*ck this up. What do y’all think? You the west is going to mess up this show? Cast your slander below!