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Cowboy Bebop

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Release Date: TBA

Genres: Action, Science Fiction          

Production Phase: Script Stage

Studio: 20th Century Fox   Production Company: 3 Arts Entertainment

Who's In It: Keanu Reeves (Spike Spiegel), Abigail Spencer (Alice),

Who's Making It: Erwin Stoff (Producer), Joshua Long (Executive Producer), Kenji Uchida (Associate Producer), Shinichiro Watanabe (Associate Producer), Keiko Nobumoto (Associate Producer)

Premise: In 2071 mankind has colonized the solar system and spaceflight is commonplace. The crew of the Bebop make money by hunting down wanted folk and bringing them back for cash.... More »

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Monday, September 20, 2010

While attending the Toronto Film Festival to promote his new movie Henry's Game, Keanu Reeves was asked if there was any news to report about the Cowboy Bebop live-action movie.

"I haven't heard anything back," said the actor. "They turned in the script and it was very expensive.  I don't know if they’re going to...it would cost, like, half a billion dollars to make that script. So, I don't know where it's at right now."

 

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Keanu Reeves is now attached to play Spike Spiegel, the leader of the crew of Cowboy Bebop. The Day the Earth Stood Still actor is reuniting with producer Erwin Stoff on the 20th Century Fox project. Peter Craig has been hired to write the film's screenplay and several key members of the Japanese manga series will also help with the creation of the western film including Shinichiro Watanabe and Kenji Uchida of Sunrise, series writer Keiko Nobumoto and series producer Masahiko Minami. [Full story]

- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"We're trying to do that," Keanu Reeves tells MTV Movies Blog when asked about if he's got a finger in trying to make a big-budget movie based on the Japanese manga Cowboy Bebop. Reeves, a gushing fan of anime and manga, makes no secret about his passion to star in such a movie. "It's got a Western quality, a Western film noir aspect to it," Reeves sexplains. "It’s got so much style to it, and that’s part of its appeal. That kind of Old West, bordertown, low-tech science fiction aspect."

"We've got the rights, we've got a writer...he's putting together a scene outline," Reeves explains about where the project is right now. He even has a rough idea as to what the movie's story will be. "We’re taking the Red Eye [story], the beginning part of the series," he explained, "and then we’ll deal with the end of the series. We’re trying to figure out [the time frame]. We’re looking at the story right now."

One of the problems facing the Cowboy Bebop writer is how to fashion out a developed three-act feature film storyline from 26 stand-alone episodes. "Yeah, it’s so episodic and so disconnected. We’re trying to figure out what pieces to put together to tell one story," Reeves elaborated. "Because it’s such a short form, to make a 2 hour version [will be tough]. And it’s got so much of an origin-story obligation; you’ve got to get people up to speed, but you don’t want to do much of that. There are a lot of things to take into consideration, but we think we can do something good."

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