Cowboy Bebop is the latest anime series to get a live-action adaptation, following the likes of Ghost in the Shell and Fullmetal Alchemist. Originally launched in 1998, the successful futuristic Western series is set in 2071 and follows a gang of bounty hunters led by Spike Spiegel. According to Variety, the animated series’ original studio, Sunset Inc., will be on board for the live-action adaptation, as will the likes of Midnight Radio and Matthew Weinberg. Marvel writer Chris Yost — who also contributed to the likes of Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok — will handle the script.
Release info remains unknown, so stay tuned.
The iconic Al Pacino is making a return to HBO, reuniting with the director Barry Levinson for a brand new project: a movie about Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. According to Variety, Pacino is set to star as legendary PSU football coach Joe Paterno, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest football coaches of all-time, but who was fired in 2011 after an FBI investigation concluded that he concealed facts from investigators and may have persuaded university officials to refrain from reporting Sandusky’s conduct to the police. JoePa ultimately passed away from lung cancer in January of 2012, just two months after leaving Penn State.
While a release date for the film remains unknown, the biopic will mark Pacino’s latest partnership with HBO, which has included You Don’t Know Jack, Phil Spector, and mini-series Angels in America. It also marks Pacino’s latest collaboration with Levinson, with whom he worked on both You Don’t Know Jack and Phil Spector, as well as 2014′s adaptation of the Philip Roth novel The Humbling.