“The Usual Suspects” would be great done by the guys who did Cowboy Bebop. I just don’t think there would be any point to it as the original is damn near perfect.
You’re looking for movies that are bad which could be improved a lot by being done anime style. frankily, there are a lot of candidates in the softcore erotic thriller category. Erotic thrillers typically have problems with budgets that make them visually dull – animation could solve that, since it costs no more to draw a cel of a castle or a spaceship than it does to draw a cel of a motel room. So animation could give them a good “look.”
Frex, the erotic thriller “Over the Wire” would make a pretty good sexy comedy with a Trigun feel to it (the hero of the piece is also a total idiot). It’s about an ex-cop working as a lineman who overhears a woman plotting to murder his sister – but he doesn’t know which sister is plotting to murder which sister.
Actually there’s a ton of them-- the Roger Corman crapfest Warlords, the 50s Esther Williams musical Jupiter’s Darling, the 50s Arabian nights adventure “Son of Sinbad,” the Simandl crapfests “Sleeping Dogs” and “Fatal Conflict” the 80s sword and sandal flick Barbarian Queen, and another erotic thriller “Forbidden Sins.”
I’ll explain why on each and every one of them if anyone wants to know.