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Keanu Reeves set for ‘Bebop’

Actor to star in live-action adaptation of anime

Keanu Reeves is taking on another sci-fi mission for 20th Century Fox. The “Day the Earth Stood Still” star is attached to topline a live-action bigscreen adaptation of the Japanese anime TV series “Cowboy Bebop” for the studio.

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.

Sunrise Inc., which produces the anime series, will be closely involved with the development of the English-language project. Sunrise’s Kenji Uchida and Shinichiro Watanabe will serve as associate producers alongside series writer Keiko Nobumoto. Series producer Masahiko Minami will serve as a production consultant.

Erwin Stoff (“The Day the Earth Stood Still”) is producing through his 3 Arts banner. Joshua Long will exec produce.

The television series first aired on Tokyo TV and Wowow in 1998. It eventually aired in the U.S. as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block.

Keanu Reeves will star in a bigscreen, live-action version of Japanese anime TV series ‘Cowboy Bebop’ for Fox.

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