American movie producer Erwin Stoff, whose credits include I Am Legend, A Scanner Darkly and The Matrix (as well as working as an agent for Keanu Reeves) has revealed to iF Magazine that he’s working with 20th Century Fox to develop a live action movie adaptation of the popular anime series Cowboy Bebop. Quotes from Stoff on this project are copied below.
“I’m developing COWBOY BEBOP for Fox, but doing it as a live-action film, so I’m working on that at the moment,” Stoff tells iF. “I’m really excited to be working on it, and it’s in the really early stages. We just signed it the other day.”
“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.”