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Fox signs rights for Cowboy Bebop live-action film

Cowboy Bebop According to, Twentieth Century Fox has signed the rights for a live-action film adaptation of the 90's sci-fi anime classic Cowboy Bebop. Producer Erwin Stoff discussed his approach to the film, making sure to stress his "enormous admiration for [Bebop's] creators" and note that "our first and foremost concern is going to be a real degree of faithfulness to the tone of the movie."

In case you haven't been paying attention, that brings the tally of anime-turned-Hollywood-movies to six: Akira, Astro Boy, Cowboy Bebop, Dragonball, Ghost in the Shell, and Speed Racer. Think you can deal with Hollywood's take on all of these classic franchises? In my opinion, any new attention for our favorite anime is good attention, and for that reason, I'm glad to see a fantastic title like Bebop brought to the big screen. If the American moviegoing public is lucky, this one might even be good.

What do you think about another anime being brought to American movie screens? Sound off in the comments for this post.

[via Anime News Network]
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