Friday, January 16, 2009

Live Action BeBop with Reeves is a go.

As I reported early in 2008, Keanu Reeves had been slotted to play futuristic bounty hunter Spike Spiegel in a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop. At that time it was something of an up in the air thing but now Variety reports that this is indeed the case.

Reeves will take on the role of Spike, an adventurous bounty hunter traveling through space in 2071.

PopWatch online asks an interesting question though... Who would you like to see cast as paternal cyborg Jet, sassy femme Faye, and girly techno-savant Ed?

Asking me I instantly go to who would play Ed: Gigi Edgley best known for her role as Chiana on the science fiction TV series Farscape. She practicly had the look of Ed in the makeup of Chiana and the odd mannerisms wouldn't be much of a stretch.

On the same line...Claudia Black as Faye. Tell me you can't see that. Not her Farscape persona but as Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1 That's faye through and through!

Jet is proving to be a tough nut...Ben Browder would be good for the interaction he has between Black and Edgley, but he doesn't feel like a Jet but I really think Adam Baldwin doing something along the lines of his Firefly Jayne Cobb role would fit right in with the theme of not cowboy but the character feel.

Oh WAIT!!!! RON PEARLMAN!!!! now that would be SWEEEEEEEEET!

Ideas people? Variety


Dave Tackett said...

I still have a problem with Reeves as Spike; he's too old. Spike is supposed to be 27 Reeves is 44(ish). If they keep the idea that Jet is older and wiser than how old are they going to make him? (Maybe Sean Connery can play him - lol).

I love Gigi Edgley but can someone in their early thirties play a 12/13 year old?

Claudia Black would be very cool, even if she isn't really "hot" enough. Her coolness would override that.

my best picks (not good).

Jet - Samuel L. Jackson. He's older and can still play tough characters.

Faye - Claudia Black would do(or Lexa Doig, Jolene Blalock, Zhang Ziyi etc. lot's of choices here)

Ed - Has to be an unknown - I can't think of any androgynous teen female actresses.

Ein - cgi

Vicious - Takeshi Kaneshiro

Julia - Scarlet Johansson

Paul said...

I picked Gigi because of the erratic behavior....but your right - age and no one is going to believe Gigi to that end. Sam Jackson as a burly gruff cyborg, man I just don't see it. But someone who has played a demon, a space pirate, a neanderthal to name a few, Ron would fit the costume easily!