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Alexandre Aja goes from Piranhas in 3D to Cobra Space Pirate?

Aug. 19, 2010by:
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Alex Aja has decided after the boobs and carnage that is PIRANHA 3D, he will switch to the boobs and action that is COBRA- THE SPACE PIRATE.

No, I did not just make that up. It makes perfect sense. If Spike Spiegel can collect woolongs as a space cowboy then Cobra can make jokes about a scantily clad woman's ass while shooting his psycho gun arm.

What is Cobra about? "In a future where merchant spaceships and ruthless brigands sail across space, Cobra is a notorious rogue pirate whose refusal to align with the United Galaxies Federation or the Pirates Guild puts him on the business end of a huge bounty. As he tries to keep his identity secret and avoid capture, Cobra teams up with a sexy bounty hunter named Jane, who is out to locate her sisters and decode a treasure map tattooed on their backs. Their goal: to liberate a lost treasure on Mars."

Cobra isn't known very well over here, but Aja had it playing on his television when he was younger, "I grew up dreaming about Cobra. My day was, finish school, run home and switch on the TV and I was hardly the only one. Kids did it in France, Italy, Spain, all over Western Europe. For many people there is Star Wars and nothing else, but for me and my writing partner Gregory, there is Star Wars and Cobra. I am so surprised it never crossed the ocean and made the same impact in the U.S., because it is so big everywhere else. There are 60 books, a lot of TV animation and so many adventures, pirates and bad guys that it is perfect to be reinvented into a really cool space opera adventure franchise for a new generation." Creator Buichi Terasawa finally granted the rights to Aja who is ready to dive into the sci-fi adventure genre.

Aja will begin writing the script soon with collaborator Gregory Levasseur. In case you were wondering, it will be in 3D. The director gave his perspective on the technology, "It should be in 3D, science fiction and 3D are a good mix. I'll start work on the script soon, but I have been carrying this inside me for 30 years and we are talking to the creature designers of films like Avatar and Star Trek, building a new world and doing it the right way."

To check out some of the animated COBRA, head here. It's actually quite entertaining.

Extra Tidbit: Before anyone questions my Spiegel comment, I know he's a bounty hunter. But...one of the reasons it's called "Cowboy Bebop" is because a group of bounty hunters are called "cowboys". :) (Yes, I did just insert a smiley face)
Source: Deadline

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6:52PM on 08/20/2010
I used to have a copy of the manga a couple of years ago.

I hope the director is able to do the property justice...
I used to have a copy of the manga a couple of years ago.

I hope the director is able to do the property justice...
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3:47PM on 08/20/2010
They should cast Stallone. And call it Cobra II.
They should cast Stallone. And call it Cobra II.
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8:54AM on 08/20/2010
This is one of the best movie news of the year! Cobra is a classic character here in france and Aja is one of the few who is able to respect the coolness of the character on screen. Like I said before, Thomas Jane is the only international actor to portray Cobra. He does look like him and is cool as ice. For your information, Cobra has been inspired by the french actor jean paul belmondo, here is a caricature I made of him.
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This is one of the best movie news of the year! Cobra is a classic character here in france and Aja is one of the few who is able to respect the coolness of the character on screen. Like I said before, Thomas Jane is the only international actor to portray Cobra. He does look like him and is cool as ice. For your information, Cobra has been inspired by the french actor jean paul belmondo, here is a caricature I made of him.
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7:44AM on 08/20/2010

Matthew Sweet

The video for "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet features animation from Cobra. Good stuff. Oh yeah... Cowboy Bebop kicks ass.
The video for "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet features animation from Cobra. Good stuff. Oh yeah... Cowboy Bebop kicks ass.
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12:53AM on 08/20/2010
Hmmm, never seen Cobra, but I know it's a pretty popular anime. Heck, they just did a new anime for the series. I would definately be interested in seeing how this one shapes up.
Hmmm, never seen Cobra, but I know it's a pretty popular anime. Heck, they just did a new anime for the series. I would definately be interested in seeing how this one shapes up.
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8:51PM on 08/19/2010
"My day was, finish school, run home and switch on the TV and I was hardly the only one. Kids did it in France, Italy, Spain, all over Western Europe."

+1 brother. Anime has been hugely popular in all of Europe (especially western) for about 30 years. A whole generation, my generation, grew up on it: Saint Seiya, Hokuto No Ken, City Hunter, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1/2 and so many more. Ah... brings back memories.
"My day was, finish school, run home and switch on the TV and I was hardly the only one. Kids did it in France, Italy, Spain, all over Western Europe."

+1 brother. Anime has been hugely popular in all of Europe (especially western) for about 30 years. A whole generation, my generation, grew up on it: Saint Seiya, Hokuto No Ken, City Hunter, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1/2 and so many more. Ah... brings back memories.
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8:40PM on 08/19/2010
Why am I getting an "Ice Pirates" vibe? Why is that not a bad thing?
Why am I getting an "Ice Pirates" vibe? Why is that not a bad thing?
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8:10PM on 08/19/2010
Sounds very derivative, but I'm all for more bad ass space pirates. So I say bring it on.
Sounds very derivative, but I'm all for more bad ass space pirates. So I say bring it on.
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