By LB Bryant 4 months, 2 weeks ago
For the last couple of years, we’ve heard rumor after rumor regarding a western live action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop. Most of the rumors had centered on Keanu Reeves playing the lead role but things had been stalled due to a script being written that would have cost too much money to make. And that was pretty much it. It’s been months since we last heard anything about this project and many of us assumed that it was dead in the water. That is until it was brought up again in a recent AMA on Reddit.
Recently, Keanu Reeves participated in a Reddit AMA (well, technically it was a Ask Me ALMOST Anything) where someone brought up the live action Cowboy Bebop. In response to the question on if the movie would ever be made and if Reeves was still slated to star in it, the actor had this to say…
Cowboy Bebop does not look like it is going to happen with me in it. The script that was written was great and amazing, but it would cost like half a billion dollars to make it, and while I wished and hoped I would have done that project, we are working on trying to get Bill & Ted 3. There’s a script and we are trying to put it together.
So there you have it… it could still be made but even if it does, it won’t have Keanu as the lead which could be good or bad news depending on your perspective.
So now I’m opening it up to the readers, IF a live action Cowboy Bebop were made who would you want to play the lead role? While we’re at it, who would you want to play the other roles as well?
L.B. is a coffee fueled anime junkie based out of Seattle. When he’s not posting the news to Ani.me, he can also be found pondering on Twitter, posting manga reviews to ICv2 and DVD reviews to Otaku Review.
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