Cowboy Bebop’s Shinichirō Watanabe says the live-action film is still in the works

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Shinichirō Watanabe, the director of the Cowboy Bebop anime series, has shed some light on the live-action adaptation of the anime. The last we heard about the Cowboy Bebop movie was that it was dead, since the budget was too high.

During the London MCM Comic Con, Watanabe tells RedCarpetNewsTV that the Cowboy Bebop live-action movie is still in the works. This should get some fans excited.

“I’m more interested in making something new so I don’t feel that I want to particularly visit previous projects,” said Watanabe via a translator.

It would be nice to have Watanabe revisit the world of Cowboy Bebop, but it’s better that he not, since the series had a satisfying conclusion (well, mostly).

“There is a project underway in America for a live-action version of Cowboy Bebop. But the details are a secret do I’m afraid I can’t talk about that.”

Well, it looks like Hollywood is still trying to get the project off the ground. The question is who’s working on the project now? At least we know that Watanabe is looking forward to how the American live-action version is going to be made.

“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.”

Keanu Reeves, who’s a big fan of the anime series, was attached to play the main character, Spike Spiegel. Many fans protested to this casting news since they believe he can’t pull off Spike’s personality.

With the movie coming back into the spotlight, let’s hope we get some better casting news in the future. Who’s still down for Bruce Willis to play Jet Black?


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