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Sunrise has officially announced that there officially are plans for an official live-action Cowboy Bebop (officially!), and Keanu Reeves is officially slated to star. It's going to be produced by 20 Century Fox and Sunrise itself, along with 3 Arts Entertainment, and it will be produced by Erwin Stoff (a wide variety of Keanu's past films, including A Scanner Darkly, The Lake House, Constantine...) and exec-produced by Joshua Long (only credit I can find is for 2010's Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy).


According to IMDb, the project is currently being scripted, but no scriptwriter has been named. (Original writer Keiko Nobumoto is among the Sunrise staff who'll work on it, as an associate producer...hopefully that means good things for the script.)


So, should we be concerned for a major mucking-up like many expect out of Dragon Ball Evolution? Hard to say. Here's what Stoff offers:


“I have such an enormous admiration for its creators, that our first and foremost concern is going to be a real degree of faithfulness to the tone of the movie, to the mix of genres, and so on and so forth. When I met with them in Japan, one of the first things that I brought up was the experience that we had on A Scanner Darkly, and how hard we worked to remain faithful to Philip K. Dick, and that was our big concern here.”


Okay, okay, guys, it's time we all speculate on the most important information after who's-playing-Spike and who's-writing-it: who is playing Faye Valentine? Who do you WANT to play Faye? And everyone else?


Resonateon Jan. 15, 2009 at 8:33 a.m.
There are no words
Sonata moderator on Jan. 15, 2009 at 8:36 a.m.
Oh God NO!!!
giaon Jan. 15, 2009 at 8:38 a.m.
I'm not sure why, but Salma Hayek came to mind as a possible Faye. She's got the, ahem, figure, and she can do that nice jaded but mischievous attitude nicely.
Nikoon Jan. 15, 2009 at 8:39 a.m.
Oddly enough, I'm not that riled up by this. I highly doubt it'll be the epic level of failure that DBE will be. Plus, you never know. This could be Reeves' big role where he pulls of what no one thought he could. I didn't buy Heath Ledger as the Joker until I saw the first trailer of Dark Knight. I could be equally surprised here.

I'll take the wait-and-see approach.
Sonata moderator on Jan. 15, 2009 at 8:44 a.m.
gia said:
"I'm not sure why, but Salma Hayek came to mind as a possible Faye. She's got the, ahem, figure, and she can do that nice jaded but mischievous attitude nicely."
Hmm that might work, the only real reason I watched that Wild Wild West movie was because she was in it lol
giaon Jan. 15, 2009 at 9:01 a.m.
Little_Sparrow: Good point on Edward. I think it'd have to be a young actor, so more likely to be an unknown...
observer77on Jan. 15, 2009 at 9:23 a.m.
I thnk it wont be as bad as Dragon ball is going to be just because at least they shose an adult male with a record of decent acting on his belt unlike DBE *sigh* at least you can be happy with the thought that they didn't try to like DBE turn it into some happy slight action family movie because Reeves that I know of hasn't done family films...ever just nice adult oriented films...it could have been alot worse.
maxwellon Jan. 15, 2009 at 9:35 a.m.
i'm saddened to hear this news.

would it have been so hard to use a bunch of no-names and surprise everyone?

now there will be expectation. blarg!
Little_Sparrowon Jan. 15, 2009 at 9:47 a.m.
Has had time to breathe........................sucks, But Salma totally works for Fae, Edward will have to be unknown and I hope Ein is real life and Not CGI, Part of me hopes that they follow their origins, Faye Origin was awesome and we all know spikes will make an epic movie. Please excuse my out burst so not like me:p, But I just can't see reeves doing this any justice.
ilikewhitericeon Jan. 15, 2009 at 9:49 a.m.
I for one am pumped Keanu is starring in it woo hoo!!!
Little_Sparrowon Jan. 15, 2009 at 9:50 a.m.
Blarg:D
LordAndrewon Jan. 15, 2009 at 9:53 a.m.
I guess we'll have to wait and see. I don't know. It could turn out alright.
giaon Jan. 15, 2009 at 10:15 a.m.
Maxwell: It's entirely plausible that Keanu Reeves' interest in the film is what drove it. He's a box office draw, he has connections, etc...so, in other words, yes, it COULD have been necessary.

That said, I wish it could have been a no-name too >_<;
maxwellon Jan. 15, 2009 at 10:28 a.m.
Gia: doubt it. CB has a big enough draw and fanboy following on its own to warrant a film. good material is good material.
Little_Sparrowon Jan. 15, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.
maxwell said:
"Gia: doubt it. CB has a big enough draw and fanboy following on its own to warrant a film. good material is good material."
Damn straight:p I speak as one of those fanboys
giaon Jan. 15, 2009 at 10:34 a.m.
maxwell, little_sparrow: well, WE know that, but that's because we've already seen it. Someone who hasn't seen any of it has to get introduced to it, after all. :)
maxwellon Jan. 15, 2009 at 10:41 a.m.
Gia: i don't see the Reeves casting as anything other than Hollywood business types culling a big name to maximize the amount of money/interest the film generates.
Little_Sparrowon Jan. 15, 2009 at 10:49 a.m.
See I mean look at DBZ for instance, The main character is very unknown and yet look at the hype round the film from Anime fans alone (LOL even if we all say it looks rubbish) The same would have happened with CB, We would have supported it even more with unkowns, I mean I will support it wirh god help us Reeves, But I would rather they did it justice rather then looked at ticket sales.
Amuckon Jan. 15, 2009 at 10:57 a.m.
What?! Reeves? D:

T_T what have we done to deserve THIS?

Well... I guess its like others have said.... were just going to have to wait and see... maybe... it wont look as bad as Dragonball movie does right now...

I'm just afraid they'll take out one of the major characters like they did with Krillinin the Dragonball movie. What if there is no Ed, Faye or Jet!?

And I agree... Ein better not be some stupid little CG dog -_-' IF they even put him in. v.v

O_o and they better not make Ed a boy... I dont know why... but I have a feeling they might...
Little_Sparrowon Jan. 15, 2009 at 11 a.m.
Amuck said:
"What?! Reeves? D:

T_T what have we done to deserve THIS?

Well... I guess its like others have said.... were just going to have to wait and see... maybe... it wont look as bad as Dragonball movie does right now...

I'm just afraid they'll take out one of the major characters like they did with Krillinin the Dragonball movie. What if there is no Ed, Faye or Jet!?

And I agree... Ein better not be some stupid little CG dog -_-' IF they even put him in. v.v

O_o and they better not make Ed a boy... I dont know why... but I have a feeling they might..."
Shakes at the fear of losing Ein Noooooooooooo

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