Keanu Reeves = Spike Spiegel?

Topic started by GMan on Dec. 17, 2008. Last post by Organicalistic_ 3 years, 8 months ago.
Post by Sonata (35,169 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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I dunno know about this, but it still could better than the DBZ movie.
Post by TheDrifter (663 posts) See mini bio Level 5
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

He has one facial expression, He's made of stone. Keanu Reeves has no soul, Please don't let him play Spike!
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I'm still on the fence.  Obviously I'm leaning more towards him not being any where near it but I think I'd reserve full judgment until I actually some some footage.  It's still so early so who knows if it'll happen.  But like I said, he could guarantee a better budget and he does seem to have some knowledge about the property.  I think it's important that the actor is somewhat familiar with the character he's playing.  In the article it sounds like he gets that a lot of people will be watching this very carefully. 
Post by Damnation_Lee (223 posts) See mini bio Level 5
I agree with you there Sonata.
Post by Devastator (62 posts) See mini bio Level 2
GMan said:
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Blue suit? Check.
Blue suit? Check.
Like Keanu, Spike too knows kung-fu.
Like Keanu, Spike too knows kung-fu.
I have to admit I have mixed feelings about this.  I love Cowboy Bebop.  I have stated that I wished there were more episodes.  You can sort of say that I could be getting my wish. 

It seems that Keanu Reeves is involved with a Cowboy Bebop movie.  It's his hopes to play Spike Spiegel.  The movie is in the hands of producer Erwin Stoff who has worked on a bunch of Keanu movies already.  He and Keanu are putting together an outline for 20th Century Fox.

Keanu recently spoke to MTV about the project.
Reeves revealed that this outline for the flick is currently focusing on the origins of the fictional “Bebop” drug developed by the military, which provides its users with a brief surge of superhuman reflexes and awareness. “We’re taking the Red Eye [story], the beginning part of the series,” he explained, “and then we’ll deal with the end of the series. We’re trying to figure out [the time frame]. We’re looking at the story right now.”

Since the beloved 26-episode show (as well as the feature film) didn’t necessarily maintain a linear style of storytelling, Reeves said that somewhere between the Red Eye origins and the “Bebop” conclusion, they’ll be picking out various highlights for their own use.

“Yeah, it’s so episodic and so disconnected. We’re trying to figure out what pieces to put together to tell one story,” he explained. “Because it’s such a short form, to make a 2 hour version [will be tough]. And it’s got so much of an origin-story obligation; you’ve got to get people up to speed, but you don’t want to do much of that. There are a lot of things to take into consideration, but we think we can do something good.”

I know there are those that aren't too crazy about Keanu's acting style.  I'm not against him as an actor but if Cowboy Bebop is made into a live action movie, I want it done correctly.  Keanu does the star power that could lead the studio into giving a bigger budget.  Still, I'm a little afraid.

Could Keanu make a good Spike?  More importantly, who will they get to play Faye.  That's what I want to know!"
It'll work good. Im more interested in whos playing Faye as well.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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Wonder if they'll do this scene?!?

It's from episode 10...
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
I think you guys are being a little harsh on him. I agree with Count Zero in that he may not be the best guy for it, but he's far from the worst. Personally I think he'd be able to at least pull off the serious side of Spike pretty well, namely the times near the end of the show. His funny and energetic side though would be interesting. He'd have to act way different from any of his other films up till now to pull that part of Spike off.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I do think it'd be interesting to see Keanu shove a whole hotdog in his face:

If he can pull that off then maybe he deserves the role.
Post by Shingui_Takeda (199 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Sits in a rocking chair in fetal postion muttering No no no no no no no....NO!
Post by animemiz (13 posts) See mini bio Level 2
I would actually go see this movie as oppose to the DBZ movie..   
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I agree.  But then it is still too early.  It could be another stinker of an adaption.  If there's any justice in the world, it won't suck.
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
GMan said:
"I agree.  But then it is still too early.  It could be another stinker of an adaption.  If there's any justice in the world, it won't suck."
lol you jinxed it, knocks on wood.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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Nah, I think as soon as Keanu said he was interested it became jinxed.  I'm willing to give him a tiny benefit of the doubt.
Post by AHoodedFigure (37 posts) See mini bio Level 6
I think Keanu is a decent human being, but I wonder if he could get anywhere close to Spike's attitude.  I don't see it.  So either they change the behavior of Spike's character or Keanu has a side of him that I've not yet seen.

I feel like ranting against remakes is akin to saying hatred is a bad thing, so I won't waste any more virtual ink on it right now.

The plus side to things like this is that it'll likely increase the awareness of the original :)
Post by darkjester74 (24 posts) See mini bio Level 5
OH DEAR GOD NOOOOO!
Post by Luffy (166 posts) See mini bio Level 7
What's wrong with Keanu Reaves?
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Luffy said:
"What's wrong with Keanu Reaves?"
Well for starters if he`s gonna play Spike its gonna be like replacing a hyperactive child with a rusty old unemotional robot.
Post by Agent_Lost (1,124 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Resonate said:
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This can not happen
This can not happen
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yep that about right
Post by Katsumi_Shizuka (364 posts) See mini bio Level 7
Yeah I love Keanu, but he wouldnt suit Spike. I mean he doesnt even have enough hair :P
Post by Death_Flame (318 posts) See mini bio Level 3
Honestly, I think he could pull it off...
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