Keanu Reeves Isn't Optimistic About 'Cowboy Bebop' Movie

It's been almost a year to the day since we had our last official update on "Cowboy Bebop," the planned movie based on the beloved anime series that Keanu Reeves was attached to star in and produce. Back then, Reeves said the live-action "Cowboy Bebop" was getting a rewrite in order to reduce the massive cost of making the film.

When MTV News caught up with Reeves at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he was promoting his new film "Henry's Crimes," the actor said very little has changed about the dilemma facing the film.


When asked where things have gone since our last interview, Reeves let loose with a loud groan. "Nowhere," he said. "It hasn't been working."

"Every time [the script] comes back, it's still a gazillion dollars," he laughed. "Every time they try to pare it down, it's like, 'Well, that's not the film, what about the other kajillion?'"

Budget and script issues aside, the 46-year-old Reeves admitted that he might be getting a little too old to play bounty hunter Spike Spiegel, the story's main character.

"I'm getting too old to play Spike," he said, joking that at this point, he'd be more fit to "play Spike's older brother."

"Cowboy Bebop" currently has no release date.

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