Actor indicates that "everyone is in there" from anime's main characters
Actor Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, Animatrix, Johnny Mnemonic)
News that the proposed
live-action Cowboy Bebop
film project is currently being rewritten. During a press event for The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
film, he said, "There's a draft of the script, but the writer did such a great job [that] in order to make the movie, you would need half a billion dollars. […] So the studio went, 'This movie is fantastic and it would cost half a billion dollars. So he's doing a rewrite." Reeves added that the producers are "just trying to pull it back" in scope, and "the only challenge was to make a satisfying western narrative."
Reeves also indicated that "everyone is in there" from the main characters of Shinichiro Watanabe
's Cowboy Bebop
anime series. Peter Craig
is writing the screenplay for the American film studio Twentieth Century Fox
, the production company 3 Arts Entertainment, and Sunrise
. Reeves is slated to star. Joshua Long is acting as a production supervisor, and Erwin Stoff, a film producer who worked closely with Reeves on The Matrix
and A Scanner Darkly
, is also attached. The associate producers are Sunrise
President Kenji Uchida
, the original Cowboy Bebop
director Shinichiro Watanabe
, and the original series script supervisor Keiko Nobumoto
. The Sunrise
studio itself and Masahiko Minami
producer and BONES
studio co-founder) are both acting as production consultants.
Source: MTV Splash Page
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