John Cho Leads Cast For Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Live-Action Series
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Cowboy Bebop is hailed as one of the greatest anime series of our time. Its balance of action, western-themes, noir, and humor, combined with jazzy tunes made it an instant cult favorite. We’ve heard reports that it could live again in the form of a live-action series. That recently came true when Netflix announced they would be behind the new live-action series with André Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio acting as show runners and executive producers. Shinichirō Watanabe, who created the anime series, will be acting as a consultant on the show.

And now Netflix has confirmed that John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell have been cast in the Cowboy Bebop series. More on the report below.

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Live-Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Series Coming To Netflix
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Last year we found out that a TV series based on the hit Japanese anime Cowboy Bebop was being developed. Now that adaptation has found itself a home.

It’s been announced that the series will be coming to Netflix, a co-production between the streaming service and Tomorrow Studios. You can find more information on the project and who’s involved below.

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Remake Of ’80s Movie ‘Explorers’ In The Works
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Another ’80s movie is set to get remade. This time it’s 1985’s Explorers, a movie that starred River Phoenix, Ethan Hawke, and Jason Presson as a trio of friends who build a real spacecraft. The original was made by Gremlins and The Howling director Joe Dante.

The remake is through Insurge, a low-budget arm of Paramount Pictures, with Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec producing.

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Jonathan Liebesman Possibly Directing the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Reboot

It’s been almost two years since we reported that Michael Bay would be partnering with Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon to produce a new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie through his Platinum Dunes production company and that Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway would be writing the screenplay with an eye towards turning the movie into a franchise.

Now comes the news that Jonathan Liebesman, the director of last year’s Battle: Los Angeles and the upcoming Wrath of the Titans, is in talks to direct the reboot.

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