Oh no...Not Keanu "Emotion?" Reeves. Spike has too much personality to be played by him.
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well you know hollywood. they will try and find a way to fuk it up. they might do a good job though, but keanu being spike might now work too well. although i cant think of anyone who could pull Spike better.
Red_Zealot said: Keanu Reeves has confirmed that he is indeed involved in the live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop. Reeves recently spoke with MTV and confirmed his involvement. Reeves shared some details on the project as well:
“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.”
“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.”
There is no official word to what role Keanu will be playing, but he hopes to play Spike Spiegel. The film is being produced by Erwin Stoff and an unannounced writer is working on a screenplay.
He has to be kidding us, i mean how the ************************** can you fit a entire series in a movie which will probably have to be like 90 minutes. And if they'd indeed take Keanu Reeves as Spike then they might as well cast Jacky Chan as Jet Lee and Hall Berry as Faye. Maybe they could find a roll for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Matt Damon as well and then it'll be a successful movie for sure...
Keanu can be a decent actor sometimes. Emphasis there is on sometimes.
If he does get to play Spike (and it is most likely he will be) then I just hope he doesn't screw him up completely. There is still that chance he wont...must...hold on...to...hope...ful...feelings.
Somebody towards the end of the AnimeNewsNetwork forum comments on the story mentioned that the letters in his name could be rearranged to spell Eureka Seven. Well I wanted to comment something fiercely about that because that hit me hard, but they closed the freaking comments!!!!
So, here I am begging for anyone to listen. I can't stand the fact he might want to play Spike, but for someone to suggest Holland. Well...that sent me to a whole new level of fierce contempt for any possible Spike play by him or whatever....
Apologies for posting again so quickly, but I have just considered something.
Keanu is only rumoured to play Spike therefore he might not be. In which case I bet he's actually playing Faye
*dodges flying objects*
Oh, great... *facepalm* I'm not a real fan of Keanu Reeves as an actor, with the exception of the Matrix trilogy. He's just a bit bland in my opinion, and I honestly don't think he's the right man for the job here. :\
lol, hilariously bad idea. Keanu Reeves is best with the kind of characters that aren't supposed to show much emotion (like Klautu in The Day the Earth Stood Still - he was fine for that role). Spike is not at all that kind of character.