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Posted 3/12/13
I read somewhere that Keanu Reeves might play some guy named Spike Spiegel. Is he the actor you had in mind for a live action Cowboy Bebop movie?
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Posted 3/20/13
Haven't heard that bit of news but I kind of like the idea. I think Keanu is older than what Spike is supposed to be but, hey, it's Keanu. I think he looks good and can pull it off. I like his range as an actor and he plays laid back tragic (yeah, it's kind of how I view Spike) pretty well. I like his devotion to sci-fi even if Johnny Mnemonic was an unfortunate adaptation.
Posted 4/27/13
Whenever I look up Spike pics, I'm always finding stuff with Keanu side-by-side with Spike and I think it would be a great choice. He does look pretty similar to Spike and Keanu would probably fit the part pretty well. I agree with forsakenmage that he plays laid back tragic well.
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Posted 5/31/13
Im really excited to hear what happens with the Live Action! I don't know much about whats going right now with it becuz its a SECRET XP But I can't wait to find out more info!
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Posted 6/6/13
As Faye incarnate I must say that I can think of no one I would rather see as Spike more than Keanu- I'd let him get my back-lol.
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Posted 6/10/13 , edited 6/10/13
I hate to disappoint everyone, but at this time there will be no "Live" action movie of Cowboy Bebop.
Keanu Reeves was going to produce the movie, but cost overruns and constant rewrites to the script to minimise costs just got to be too much. Keanu also found it hard to find a studio that wanted to back the movie (It is hard to go it alone in Hollywood.).
So, unfortunately Keanu has given up on the production of the movie. He say's now he is getting too old to play the younger Spike and may be more suited to playing maybe his dad.

Here is what I know: http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/09/21/keanu-reeves-cowboy-bebop-movie/

It may be made someday, it just won't be made tomorrow, sadly.
Posted 6/28/13

Bankshot wrote:

I hate to disappoint everyone, but at this time there will be no "Live" action movie of Cowboy Bebop.
Keanu Reeves was going to produce the movie, but cost overruns and constant rewrites to the script to minimise costs just got to be too much. Keanu also found it hard to find a studio that wanted to back the movie (It is hard to go it alone in Hollywood.).
So, unfortunately Keanu has given up on the production of the movie. He say's now he is getting too old to play the younger Spike and may be more suited to playing maybe his dad.

Here is what I know: http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/09/21/keanu-reeves-cowboy-bebop-movie/

It may be made someday, it just won't be made tomorrow, sadly.


Thanks Bankshot for the update. It kinda sucks that there won't be one at this time. Was really hoping to see a "Live" action Cowboy Bebop movie. Oh well. I hope that they are able to still make on in the coming future and that they can find a studio that backs up the project. It would be super awesome to see Spike flying his fighter on the big screen!
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Posted 8/4/13
Too bad they couldn't pull it together while Keanu could still pass for Spike. I'm totally biased because I'm a fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but I think JGL would make a good alternative to a younger Keanu. I think he can look the part, and I like his acting style.
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