Cowboy Bebop live-action film probably not happening


Keanu Reeves spills the details in a Reddit AMA.

Recently, the actor Keanu Reeves hosted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) to promote his new film, Man of Tai Chi. Of course, most of the questions were about Bill & Ted and The Matrix, but Reeves did respond to one question about the Cowboy Bebop film the actor has been trying to get off the ground for the past few years. Here's what he said:

Cowboy Bebop does not look like it is going to happen with me in it. The script that was written was great and amazing, but it would cost like half a billion dollars to make it, and while I wished and hoped I would have done that project, we are working on trying to get Bill & Ted 3. There's a script and we are trying to put it together.

It sounds like the script aimed for a higher budget than studios were willing to back. I had assumed as much when Reeves stated that he wanted only the best for Bebop... and then the project sputtered out. I'd really love to take a look at that script though, given how happy he was with it. It may happen someday, but it'll probably need to be toned down, budget-wise.

[via Reddit]

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