Keanu Reeves Turns Down ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Live Adaptation Movie; Says He’s Too Old To Play Spike
One of the most popular anime series in the 90s, “Cowboy Bebop” is getting a Hollywood live action movie adaptation.
Speaking at the MCM London Comic Con, “Cowboy Bebop” director Shinichiro Watanabe via Crossmap, revealed that talks regarding a live-action movie adaptation is on its way.
“There is a project underway in America for a live action version of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ but the details are a secret so I’m afraid I can’t talk about that.”
Watanabe added that he is very interested to see how the live adaptation will pan out given that the series is highly influenced by several American films.
“I also hope that they’ll be able to keep the feeling of the animated Cowboy Bebop,” he added.
The website further reported that Keanu Reeves had been rumored to play Spike ever since the news about the live adaptation surfaced online. The “Matrix” star, however, was quick to say that although it was one of his dream roles, he might be too old to play Spike.
“I wished and hoped I would have done the project.”
Reeves proceeded to gush about the film’s script saying that it was “great” and “amazing” although he admitted that the movie would probably cost a billion dollars to produce.
“Cowboy Bebop” follows the story of a misfit crew as they travel the solar system in their spaceship named Bebop.
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