Keanu Reeves To Play Spike Spiegel In Live-Action 'Cowboy Bebop' Movie

'Cowboy Bebop'FROM MOVIES BLOG: Last month, MTV caught up with Keanu Reeves about his dream project -- a live-action remake of the anime classic, "Cowboy Bebop." Reeves confirmed that he and Fox were "trying to do that" and that a writer was attached. Now, The Hollywood Reporter is confirming that Reeves is set to play Spike Spiegel, and that Peter Craig is writing the script. No director has been named.

The sound you might hear now is the howl of a thousand "Cowboy Bebop" fans, who have long been against Reeves' casting and of an American remake in general. I'm not even sure that the news that the original Bebop writing and production team of Kenji Uchida, Shinichiro Watanabe, Keiko Nobumoto, and Masahiko Minami are coming onboard as producers and production consultants will help soften the blow.

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