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Yeesh. At least Shinichiro Watanabe and some of the people from the original studio are producing/consulting. But yeah, doing a live-action recreation of an anime series is a pretty fruitless endeavor, and is surely going to attract the ire of fans no matter how they handle it.
LoL, plot twist- they hire Nathan Fillion to play Spike, and the whole thing becomes weirdly Fireflyesque.
It'll need to be brutally streamlined to work as a movie.
Klawz-Ramming is a subset of citrus fruit?
Gwar- "And everyone wants a bigger Spleen!"
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Orkeosaurus wrote:Star Trek also said we'd have X-Wings by now. We all see how that prediction turned out.
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English doesn't borrow from other languages. It follows them down dark alleyways and mugs them for loose grammar.
There’s not that much ground to cover. Bebop wasn’t a really long running series, and the vast majority of it is slice of life, with only a handful of episodes really dealing with the overarching plot.
LordofHats wrote: Because after ruining 80s merchandising empires, Hollywood has moved on to murdering the 90s anime boom.
Netflix has produced some outstanding shows of late though, hopefully this will be another.
The only positive about this is that these live action adaptations have a much broader audience than anime so I will be able to discuss the plot of Cowboy Bebop with my Dad for example who will not watch an anime. The same happened with Death Note and the FMA movie, both of which are garbage imo but at least Dad enjoyed them lol
It could be good, but good luck to the writers and the producers. Cowboy Bebop is an anime in which you find Miles Davis, Hong Kong movies, Wim Wenders, Blade Runner, and Georges Dumézil. With fantastic atmosphere a and memorable universe and characters, whose interactions and motivations are sometimes just hinted and reward a re-watch. References to older anime like Lupin III and Captain Harlock. Plus a killer Soundtrack, of course. Good luck re-making THAT.
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Really Cowboy Bebop was a decent and cool story with good characters. But the thing that really made it stand out to me was the animation. You can't duplicate that in live action so I suppose it will fail. Honestly Ghost in the shell was the same thing - but that failed for other reasons. Mainly - Scarlet Johansen.
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Bebop could actually fit into a single film fairly well. Yes the story would have to change to accomplish this, but it could be done.
They could even speed it up if they start half way through a bit like the Firefly film. Ergo don't go through finding the crew, but have them established and on a job and use that to introduce them all. Feys story doesn't "really" matter if you focus purely on Spikes story as the core storyline; whilst Eine and Edward can be glossed over as well somewhat.
Again its not that their stories are not important, but that if you are going for a film they could easily just focus on Spike, the breakup of the crew and the final ending. It would lack the impact of the series, but it could be done.
Then again they could do what they diid for the animated film, a one off adventure. The crew certainly went on more than we saw in the series so there's loads of room to fit in loads of stuff and a few choice locations without impacting anything already established.
Galef wrote: Didn't Cowboy Bebop already have a live-action adaptation?
I seem to remember it getting quite the cult following after being canceled too soon. Seem to remember it going by the title "Firefly"
slave.entity wrote: Wasn't Masamune Shirow also consulted for the live action Ghost in the Shell? Didn't save it.
To date, there are no examples of good live action anime adaptions.
Better question was why did gits"fail". if i recall its mostly due to the whole white washing nonsense that it got wrapped up in.
the movie was stunning visually and the story wasnt bad. if anything my only gripe with the movie was the under utilization of the secondary characters.
IMO the idiotic whitewash was part of it.
The seconf part is that the original gits was a deeply thoughtful and intelligent story that dealt with fundamental issues of what is humanity and can a thinking, sentient being be equal to human?
The live action movie was "Hot badass babe gets screwed by evil guys and goes after them". Yawn.
Wait really its been a while but i recall a lot of the plot involving around consent and the rights of corporations over "property" which is a pretty relevant nowadays.
Both the original series and live action had hot badass babe action going after perceived evil guys which end up being a "good or neutral" guy type thing so thats pretty moot.
as well the white washing in the sense of the setting also makes sense considering it is a western corporation with western doctors whom probably have a bias towards white bods which is another interesting aspect of the rights and consent. and identity politics (whether it was touched upon honestly i need to go watch it again but these were the aspects i recall and or could be touched upon from the story)
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The actors still look like they're cosplaying the characters, rather than playing them (Faye especially), and there's no Ed. Still, the three fighter craft are there, there's a lot of direct references to many episodes in there. Could be good.