One of my favorite anime series out there has got to be Cowboy Bebop.  iF Magazine has an interesting interview with Erwin Stoff about the live action version of Cowboy Bebop for Fox.

“I have such an enormous admiration for its creators, that our first and foremost concern is going to be a real degree of faithfulness to the tone of the movie, to the mix of genres, and so on and so forth,” he says. “When I met with them in Japan, one of the first things that I brought up was the experience that we had on A SCANNER DARKLY, and how hard we worked to remain faithful to Philip K. Dick, and that was our big concern here.”

There is a great deal of passion about CB from the international fanbase, so I’m sure there are going to be people rolling their eyes in disgust over this announcement, but I’m going to be positive about this one for the moment.  My biggest question is obviously going to concern the actors being cast.

Who would you want to play Spike, Faye, Ed, and Jet?  If she could act, I’d go with Irene Fah as Faye.  (note: if you do a search for Irene Fah, don’t do it at work as nudity will ensue).

via iF Magazine

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  1. Mark I.
    July 24, 2008 at 12:36 pm — Reply

    I thought they already did Cowboy Bebop in live action, except Joss Whedon called it Firefly.

  2. July 24, 2008 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    I swear, if they cast Shia Labeouf as Spike, I will drown an adorable fluffy animal.

  3. Morpheus11
    July 24, 2008 at 2:52 pm — Reply

    They can’t cast Shia Labeouf… he is short and stupid. Not tall and cool. But he could play as Ed. =)

  4. Rodrigo
    July 24, 2008 at 3:28 pm — Reply


    *nerdrage off*

  5. July 24, 2008 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    Morpheus: or even better…Ein!

  6. mosdef
    July 24, 2008 at 5:38 pm — Reply

    thanks stephen for that irene fah name drop. she is smokin hotttt. but as a faye i dont think so. i think that kid from little miss sunchine would make a great ed.

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