A live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese anime series “Cowboy Bebop” is being developed at Fox with a possible starring role for Keanu Reeves.
IF Magazine has the exclusive story about another anime-to-Hollywood movie.
“I’m developing Cowboy Bebop for Fox, but doing it as a live-action film, so I’m working on that at the moment,” producer Erwin Stoff told iF. “I’m really excited to be working on it, and it’s in the really early stages. We just signed it the other day.” He also goes on to say he plans to be faithful to the source, like he was with A Scanner Darkly.
Stoff is a producer and the agent of Keanu Reeves. A quick scan of his work shows a strong connection between the movies he gets behind and the wooden performances of Mr. Reeves. This includes the Day the Earth Stood Still remake in theaters December.
I’m honestly not familiar with the series, but its extremely popular in Japan and crossed over to America on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming. It’s about a team of bounty hunters that flies around in their spaceship, the Bebop.