This is happening, according to Firstshowing.net, which could be fun and cool depending on the writers and director, but this news burst my bubble:
<blockquote>Just last week we discovered that Fox is developing a live-action Cowboy Bebop movie based on the popular anime series. Remarkably, the project still isn’t officially announced and Fox is still keeping it under wraps. However, a good friend inside the industry who is a very reliable source wrote in to tell me that the film is being fast tracked inside the studio and will most likely be out by 2010. He also revealed that Keanu Reeves has been attached as the lead character Spike for over eight months now and is still set for the role. Unfortunately there isn’t a writer or director attached yet, but with some new forward momentum coming from last week’s announcement, I don’t think it will take too long.</blockquote>
<img class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-187″ src=”http://deeanimated.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/spikekeanu1.jpg?w=300″ alt=”” width=”140″ height=”66″ />Are you kidding me? Let’s get a 45 yr old (this year) to play a 27 yr old character? Can we say it’s time to update the acting pool to draw from? I think I would have preferred a new face, or at least someone 10 yrs younger. *sigh* Well, maybe the director will say, not Keanu or he’ll get a different offer. I don’t think I’ll hold my breath for Keanu to do it right. He might surprise us, but I think the only surprise will be why he got casted in the first place. Read the rest of the article <a href=”http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/30/rumor-keanu-reeves-as-spike-in-cowboy-bebop-movie/” target=”_blank”>here</a>.
They tried making a Batman/Superman movie and it got canned because of fans. Maybe if we all come together and send (email@example.com)e-mails to Fox saying why Keanu is a poor choice they’ll reconsider? If not, look for Keanu Reeves as Spike in theaters 2010.
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