keanu reeves as spike spiegel?

It was announced earlier this year that a live-action adaptation of Shinchiro Watanabe's classic anime Cowboy Bebop was apparently in the works. Like most of the anime adaptations that Hollywood is currently taking on, I'm highly skeptical about this... especially now that I've heard who's working on it: Keanu.

Keanu Reeves recently told MTV that he and his producing partner Erwin Stoff are working on the project, and he'll be playing the part of bounty hunter Spike Spiegel: Keanu Reeves Eager To Do 'Something Good' With 'Cowboy Bebop' Movie.

Cowboy Bebop is freaking awesome. It's one of my favorite anime series. I'd just really hate to see it unnecessarily meddled with. In some ways, I can see Keanu making a decent Spike, and in other ways, I'm convinced it's a terrible idea. I don't know. I suppose it's too early to tell. For now, I highly recommend checking out the original Cowboy Bebop series on DVD.

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