Fox Eyes Keanu Reeves to Star in a Cowboy Bebop Movie

“Twentieth Century Fox is bringing the Japanese anime TV series Cowboy Bebop to the big screen, with The Day the Earth Stood Still star Keanu Reeves attached to star as a bounty hunter traveling through space in 2071, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

One of the big titles in anime, Bebop is set in 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, a bounty hunter and former member of a crime syndicate.”

(via SciFi Wire. Thanks JK!)


  1. Reeves is also a fan of the show, and has been trying to get this made for a quite a while from what I’ve heard.
    It’s also gonna focus on the first episode with the Red Eye eye drops, so it’s probably gonna be just Spike and Jet in that case.
    A few people from the original Bebop is also involved, with this production, so that is a plus.
    I’m still doubtful though.

  2. Keanu Reves is so not Spike for me. Not by a very long way.

  3. Where Spike is confident and serene, Keanu is confident and slow. He can’t play that character, and I can’t think of any actor that could.

  4. I agree in that I can’t see Keanu playing the role of Spike. It’ll be interesting to see how this movie turns out.

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