‘Cowboy Bebop’ With Keanu Reeves is Set to Go

I typically wouldn’t post this, but someone a while back asked me about it in an email or a comment or something so if one person went to the effort I will do the same as The Hollywood Reporter confirms Keanu Reeves will star in Cowboy Bebop as Spike Spiegel, a bounty hunter and former member of a crime syndicate. 20th Century Fox will distribute the film based on the Japanese anime TV series with Peter Craig writing the script.

The story is set in 2071, a time where “astral gates” make interstellar travel possible. Humanity, decimated by a lunar explosion resulting from a gate accident, spread out across the solar system, as did crime, which gave rise to the use of bounty hunters. Reeves would play Spike Spiegel who, along with Jet Black, a fellow bounty hunter and former cop, are the two pilots of the spaceship Bebop.

There is no word of a production schedule or a director. Below is a trailer for the Japanese anime series.

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