News Cowboy Bebop: IN PRE-PRODUCTION

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  1. Doctor Omega

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    “Cowboy Bebop” Becomes A Live-Action Series


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    Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between ITV Studios and producer Marty Adelstein, has announced plans for a live-action TV series adaptation of the critically and commercially successful 1998 Japanese anime series “Cowboy Bebop”.

    Set in 2071, the story follows Spike Spiegel and his gang of bounty hunters as they cavort around the galaxy attempting to capture bad guys and survive some of the most intense dangers space has to offer.

    The original is widely cited as one of the best anime series of all time, and one of the key works (along with the likes of “Akira,” “Ghost in the Shell” and “Neon Genesis Evangelion”) that helped anime be embraced outside of Japan. It was also the first anime series to be broadcast on Adult Swim in the United States.

    Sunset Inc., who produced the original anime, are executive producing this version along with Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Matthew Weinberg. Chris Yost will write the adaptation.

    The live action version will be executive produced by Sunset Inc. — the studio responsible for the classic series — as well as Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Matthew Weinberg. Chris Yost will write the adaptation.



     
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    They'd better hope they don't mess this up, or there will be hell to pay. I love Cowboy Bebop!
     
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    Most live-action stuff is so cartoonish anyway, you wonder why they bother. Seriously though, this trend of turning animated originals into live-action films is one I'm beginning to tire of real fast, along with the endless remake and reboot crazes. People, just produce original stories already--surely it can't be that hard?
     
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    This goes back to a point made over in the Suits thread. The film making industry is a business, designed to make money. When you take an already established property, there's a built-in fanbase. Having fans already created means there's a better chance of making money than taking a risk on an unknown property. That's why Hollywood is constantly looking for popular books/book series (a series has a chance of franchise money, unless they mess it up like with Erogon, then you have one movie and pissed off fans), comic books, plays and television programs to turn a profit on.

    And the other problem is that we're in a big budget Hollywood film cycle. Independent film surged in the 90s, and died soon in the new millennium. Indy film comes and goes about every 20 years or so, so we should see another renaissance of auteur film makers in another few years, so we'll see more original stories again.
     
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    Netflix Sets Live-Action “Cowboy Bebop” Series


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    Netflix has handed out a ten episode straight-to-series order for a live-action adaptation of the famed 1998 anime series “Cowboy Bebop”.

    The series was previously set up at Amazon Studios and landed at Netflix after the former passed on it. The worldwide phenomenon is wildly considered one of the biggest series in the anime genre.

    The live-action take tells a jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of a rag-tag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals.

    Tomorrow Studios are behind the series which has Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg as showrunners and executive producers. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will also executive produce.

    Christopher Yost (“Thor: Ragnaok”) will pen the first episode while original series director Shinichiro Watanabe will serve as a consultant.

    Keanu Reeves’ name has been attached to a film adaptation at 20th Century Fox which has been stuck in development hell for over a decade. Tomorrow Studios is also developing the “Snowpiercer” and “Hanna” TV series adaptations.
     

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