Keanu Reeves On a Sci-Fi Remake Roll
Tue, 20 Jan 2009 15:13:49
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Keanu Reeves is pounding the pavement with sci-fi remakes. The actor is following up the 2008 version of The Day the Earth Stood Still with Cowboy Bebop, a live-action film adaptation of the Japanese anime T.V. series. 20th Century Fox, which released Earth, is also distributing this movie.
Reeves will play Spike Siegel, a bounty hunter making his way through space in the year 2071. The film will follow the exploits of Spiegel and a group of fellow bounty hunters toiling on a spaceship. The other pivotal character in the story, Jet Black, has yet to be cast.
Sunrise Inc., the team behind the television series, will be involved with the film version. The series first began airing in 1998 in Japan and eventually aired in the United States as part of the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff