Critically acclaimed and arguably the most popular anime Cowboy Bebop has been greenlit for a live-action adaptation by Tomorrow Studios and will be produced by Sunrise, the same studio responsible for the original animation. Variety reports that Chris Yost, writer of the Thor films and many Marvel animation series, will write the adaptation. Rumors of a live-action Cowboy Bebop movie was circled the internet a few years ago, with American Actor Keanu Reeves rumored to play series main Spike Spiegel. That idea, however, never saw the light of day.

Created by anime legend Shinichirō Watanabe, Cowboy Bebop premiered in 1998 in Japan and aired in America on Adult Swim in 2001. The series takes place in 2071 and follows Spike and his misfit crew aboard the Bebop, a ship owned by his partner Jet Black. Spike and Jet work as bounty hunters, or cowboys, as they roam the galaxy hunting criminals for cash. They are joined by Faye Valentine, a fellow bounty hunter from the past, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, a teenage hacker hacker, and Ein, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi whose intelligence was greatly enhanced by a research facility. Throughout the story, these characters learn what it means to be a team and belong somewhere, even if that means sacrificing yourself. One of the most iconic scenes in anime is the last scene of the series in which Spikes fate is ambiguous and left up to interpretation from the audience.

There is no confirmed network or streaming service tied with the adaption.

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