Friday, January 16, 2009

Keanu Reeves Will Play Spike Spiegel In Cowboy Bebop

Both Variety and THR have confimed that Keanu Reeves will star as Spike Spiegel in the hollywood apdatation of anime classic Cowboy Bebop. Reeves' association with the project leaked in the summer when Fox and 3 Arts Entertainment began the process of acquiring the rights from Sunrise Studios, Peter Craig is writing the script.

Sunrise president Kenji Uchida, the TV series' director of animation, Shinichiro Watanabe, and series writer Keiko Nobumoto will serve as associate producers. Series producer Masahiko Minami will serve as production consultant.