There was a time when rumors of a live-action adaptation of the amazing anime Cowboy Bebop were circulating. Hell, they had even gone so far at one point as to target Keanu Reeves for the role of Spike (that would have been a true disaster). Personally, I have some mixed feelings on the subject, as I’d love to see more Bebop, but will be enraged if they just turn out some shit project to get some dollar bills. But that project went into limbo, and fans breathed a collective sigh of relief. Well, it looks like the rumors are resurfacing, courtesy of the Cowboy Bebop director himself, Shinichiro Watanabe.
When chatting at the recent London Comic Con, Watanabe had this to say:
There is a project underway in America for a live-action version of Cowboy Bebop. But the details are a secret so I’m afraid I can’t talk about that. Cowboy Bebop was influenced a lot by American film so I’m interested to see how America will turn that into a live-action movie. I hope they’ll be able to keep the feeling of the animated Cowboy Bebop.
So it seems that we yet find a Bebop movie gracing theaters in the future. Whether that brings great joy or great pain, however, still remains to be seen.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.