Funimation Films has announced that they will be releasing Cowboy Bebop the Movie in North American theaters. For those who are unaware, Cowboy Bebop the Movie was originally released in Japanese theaters under the name, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door on September 1, 2001. Whereas, it was originally released in North American theaters on August 11, 2002. The film was later released on home video in Japan on February 7, 2002, and in North America on June 28, 2011.
Funimation Films will re-release the film in theaters as a two night event starting on August 15 with the original Japanese Audio with English subtitles and on August 16, which will feature the English dub.
Funimation also provided an official synopsis for the film.
Caught up in a world of dreams, lost in the cruelty of reality.
What should have been an easy bounty turns into biological war after a terrorist gets a hold of a deadly virus. Drawn in by the pretty price on the mastermind’s head, Spike and the Bebop crew are ready to collect a much-needed reward. Unfortunately, the gang’s about to find themselves in more trouble than money when the terrorist threatens to unleash the virus on Halloween—effectively killing everyone on Mars. With little time and leads that seem more dreamy than helpful, they’ll have to use their own bag of tricks to stop a dangerous plot.
Those who are interested can find more information about the film and ticket details at the link listed below.
Source: Funimation Films