I’m starting to think we should all take a shot everytime I mention a upcoming reboot/remake/re-something. Bottoms up!
Yesterday (or so) Deadline announced that Hollywood is looking at a live-action Cowboy BeBop TV series. For those who aren’t familiar, Cowboy BeBop is a seminal Japanese anime from the late 90s, which follows the adventures of Spike Siegel and his team of bounty hunters, as they try to capture criminals in space.
To be mildly fair, this is not something new exactly – they have been talking about Keanu for the role of Spike since the early 2000s and now that Keanu is too old for the part and filming John Wick XXVIII, I have no idea where it’s going to go. Hopefully John Cho puts his hand up? The only small, infinitesimal hope is that they don’t white-wash this so it’s four blondes and a corgi. One can dream.
“We are excited to work with Sunrise in bringing this beloved anime to the U.S. and global marketplace as a live-action series,” said Adelstein. “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.”
That quote doesn’t give me much hope that they want to retain the spirit of the original.
If you’ve read to the bottom of that Deadline link, there’s also a reference to a Snowpiercer TV show on pilot order AND Death Note is coming out on Netflix. What did I say about shots? Drink up everyone, there’s more remakes coming your way everyday.