Ah, Beck. A fantastic manga and anime, whose title inevitably confuses people because of Beck the musician and Jeff Beck the other musician. Now Beck is on its way to becoming a live-action movie, and should baffle a whole new audience trying to understand if either Beck is actually involved. I’ve enjoyed Beck, and there’s nothing about the trailer that makes me not want to give the movie a shot. My question is who’s actually doing the music? Are they using the same songs from the anime? Is someone composing all new music? Who’s playing it? Will they still be using Beat Crusaders’ “Hit in the U.S.A.”? Because that song is awesome.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.