CATEGORIES Action, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Casting, Deals, 20th Century Fox, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Movie News, CinematicalIf you were one of the many fans out there that was not loving the idea of Keanu Reeves remaking Cowboy Bebop; you might want to brace yourself. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Twentieth Century Fox is officially bringing the beloved anime to the big screen with Reeves attached in the lead. Now if you are a fan of the original show, you can guess just who I'm talking about when I say the lead -- that's right; Reeves will play Spike Spiegel, the interstellar bounty hunter who is *
Bebop was the story of a group of bounty hunters set in a time of interstellar travel and astral gates. When a lunar explosion decimated most of humanity, criminals were flung far and wide into the solar system -- enter the rag-tag crew of the Bebop to track them down. Peter Craig has already been tapped to write the script (who only has a few comedy shorts on his resume), but there is no word yet on who is going to direct.
Talk of a live action film has been floating around for a while now, but the press really started to take notice when Reeve's name was attached last summer. When Reeves spoke to MTV about the project earlier this year, most of us knew that the flick had gone well past the talking stage, and the idea of a 2010 release date suddenly didn't seem so unlikely.
So now that we have our Spike, sound off below and tell us who you would like to see fill out the rest of the crew of The Bebop.
*Correction: Spike was not top dog on the Bebop, that honor went to the ship's owner, Jet Black.