UPDATE (April 15, 2011): Sad to say, it looks like the plans are in stagnation.
UPDATE (October 29, 2010): A recent broadcast of ANNCast included an interview with Executive Producer of the Bebop movie, Joshua Long, during which he was asked about the progress and particulars of the movie. Listen to the broadcast here. Skip to 23 minutes to listen to the Bebop movie-related part, and skip to 1 hour in to listen to questions thrown to him via twitter, the very first of which is the possibility of Kanno’s works appearing in the movie. It appears that the general notion that Bebop should still be jazz, Kanno or not, is echoed in his interview, yet it would be a good call to keep Tank! or any version of it for the OP. So we sit tight and see if the live action movie progresses to the big screen
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This piece of news still remains unrelated to Kanno, but it has been announced that several original Japanese staff will be working on the live action film, including one of my favorite anime directors, Shinichiro Watanabe. Quoting Anime News Network, “The associate producers are Sunrise President Kenji Uchida, the original Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe, and the original series script supervisor Keiko Nobumoto. The Sunrise studio itself and Masahiko Minami (former Sunrise producer and BONES studio co-founder) are both acting as production consultants.”
I feel like I can have a breather Now tell us who’s doing the music… Even just the BGM. I’m pretty sure they’ll have a stellar cast for the vocals
[note: This page was originally published on January 16, 2009]