FUNimation announced that the Cowboy Bebop anime film will be coming to U.S. theaters on August 15 and 16. The August 15 edition of the film will contain Japanese audio with English subtitles while the August 16 viewing will be the English dub.
FUNimation describes the Cowboy Bebop movie as follows:
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 ahold 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.
The film is being released as part of the 20th-anniversary celebration of Cowboy Bebop. The movie originally opened in Japan back in 2001 and previously ran in U.S. theaters in 2002 and 2003.