Avid anime fan/actor Keanu Reeves is interested in bringing the popular Japanese TV series Cowboy Bebop to the big screen. According to MTV, when asked if he was working on a live action film version of the series he stated, “We’re trying to do that.” Reeves is a man of very few words, but he did have more to say on the subject. Continue reading to find out the rest.
As fans of the Japanese classic TV series know, “Bebop” follows a crew of bounty hunters traveling around the universe in the year 2071. Reeves hopes to play Spike Spiegel, one of these futuristic cowboys forced to pick up the slack after a population crash and hyperspace gateways have left law-enforcement unable to capture many of the galaxy’s most ruthless criminals.
“It’s got a Western quality, a Western film noir aspect to it,” Reeves said of why he’s such a big fan of Shinichiro Watanabe and Keiko Nobumoto’s groundbreaking series. “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.”
I know a lot of anime fans who love Cowboy Bebop, I wonder how they’re going to feel about this? Do you think this is a good idea?