It has been announced that a live-action adaptation of the cult Japanese animated series ‘Cowboy Bebop’ is development with Christopher Yost, the screenwriter behind both ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ scripting.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest anime, the original series 26-episode anime series debuted in 1998 and told the futuristic misadventures and tragedies of Spike Spiegel and his rag-tag crew of bounty hunters, also known as cowboys. The critically acclaimed series spawned a 2001 anime film, ‘Cowboy Bebop: The Movie.’
The new series has the blessing of Sunrise Inc – the Japanese animation studio responsible for the original series – and will be produced by Marty Adelstein’s Tomorrow Studios and Midnight Radio’s Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
In addition to ‘Cowboy Bebop,’ Tomorrow Studios is developing a small screen adaptation of Bong Joon-ho’s popular dystopian action film ‘Snowpiercer.’