Keanu Reeves is Spike Spiegel

And you know why Keanu Reeves would make a good "Spike Spiegel"? "CRAZY HAIR" ~ yes, you read it right, both Spike and Keanu (downtime-Keanu, mind) have messed-up outright crazy hair. Other than that, the similarities end. But 20th Century Fox doesn't seem to think so, so hence the casting call for their upcoming big screen adaptation of the COWBOY BEBOP anime series [wiki].

[Spike Spiegel / Keanu Reeves 2008 / Matrix-era-Keanu Reeves]

"Reeves will take on the role of Spike Spiegel, an adventurous bounty hunter traveling through space in 2071...Story follows the adventures of a group of bounty hunters traveling on their spaceship, the Bebop. Peter Craig has been tapped to write the screenplay." [more via Variety] ... Somehow, we know this ain't gonna be teeny-bopper-ish, yeh? Wonder who they'll cast for "Ed", "Jet" and most importantly, "Faye"...? CLICK THRU to refresh your anime-lurvin'-memories soon to be replaced ;p

Source: / via AICN


[Opening Sequence]

"Cowboy Bebop (カウボーイビバップ, Kaubōi Bibappu?) is a Japanese animated television series. Directed by Shinichirō Watanabe and written by Keiko Nobumoto, Cowboy Bebop was produced by Sunrise. Consisting of 26 episodes, the series follows the adventures of a group of bounty hunters traveling on their spaceship, the Bebop, in the year 2071. It is considered one of the best anime series ever made."


[Cowboy Bebop The Movie Trailer]

"Cowboy Bebop was a commercial success both in Japan and international markets, notably in the United States. After this reception, Sony Pictures released a feature film, Knockin' on Heaven's Door to theaters worldwide and followed up with an international DVD release. Two manga adaptations were serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Asuka Fantasy DX." [wiki]


[Best of Spike Spiegel / fan-made]

"Spike Spiegel (スパイク・スピーゲル, Supaiku Supīgeru?) is the protagonist of the anime and manga series Cowboy Bebop. His fighting style was largely inspired by the martial artist Bruce Lee." [wiki]

Comments

Anonymous said…
No, NO, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

*jumps through window

THAT CAN'T BE! IS HOLLYWOOD INSANE!?

FIRST DRAGONBALL, THEN (American) AKIRA, NOW COWBOY BEBOP!?

HANDS OFF MY BELOVED ANIME CLASSICS HOLLYWOOD, GET YOURSELF SOME NEW IDEAS!
toysrevil said…
"they" cant hear you over the sounds of their cash-registers, dude - KER-CHING-CHING-CHING! lol

POPULAR-EST OF TOYSREVIL POSTS FOR THE PAST WEEK