Best known for his starring roles in The Matrix, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, Reeves stated in a recent interview with Collider.com that the film’s initial script treatment would require an end product that would be prohibitively expensive to produce. When asked about the proposed film he said:
I haven’t heard anything back. They turned in the script and it was very expensive. I don’t know if they’re going to…it would cost, like, half a billion dollars to make that script. So, I don’t know where it’s at right now.
Sunrise has been co-producing the live action production along with 3 Arts Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox, the studio that brought us Dragonball Evolution, for a number of years. However, news of this problematic budget has all but nullified the likelihood of the project coming to fruition any time soon, once again demonstrating the futility of successfully adapting any kind of cartoon into live action.
Fun bonus trivia: “Eureka seveN” is an anagram of “Keanu Reeves.”
Via: Anime News Network