Sunrise: 'If the Cowboy Bebop script is terrible, the live-action film won't be approved'

12:00 PM on 03.23.2009 // Brad Rice

At a panel at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, Sunrise addressed the issue of the Cowboy Bebop movie we love talking about. The word is that because of Keanu Reeves' extreme interest in the project, visiting Japan twice to meet with Sunrise staff to try and convince them into doing the film, the project was agreed upon. Otherwise, they would have just said no to the whole thing.

Part of why it's taken so long for this project to get off the ground is because of contract negotiations between Sunrise and 20th Century Fox, where Sunrise can assert a high level of quality control. At the panel they said, "If the script is terrible, the live-action film adaptation will not be approved."

So they won't have complete control over the film, but hopefully this way a lot of the kinks can be worked out, and avoid turning this into something on the level of Dragon Ball Evolution or Johnny Mnemonic. I expect it'll be a long time before this film actually gets into the shooting phase, because whenever there's a point of contention in the script, things will need to be translated back and forth between English and Japanese, slowing things down significantly.

Nonetheless, I'll remain hopeful about this. I believe in the magic of Hollywood.


 Reblog (or) Blog Reply



Brad Rice, Founder
 Follow Blog + disclosure Tips
Brad helped found Japanator.com in 2006, and currently serves as an Associate Editor. He's covered all aspects of the industry, but has a particular preference for the business-end of things, and... more   |   staff directory

Get more Japanator:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.
advertisement:




Back to Top


LET'S BECOME WEIRD NEIGHBORS - Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
What is the meaning of life, and do you have any more pizza rolls?
You may remix all content on this site under Creative Commons with Attribution
- Living the dream, Since 2006 -