Keanu Reeves: Live Action Cowboy Bebop Will Cost “like, half a billion dollars”

Keanu as SpikeKeanu Reeves, frequent beneficiary of generous sympathy from Reddit, has revealed new details about the hotly anticipated live action Cowboy Bebop film for which he is attached to star.

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 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


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