Variety reports that Reeves will take the role of Spike Spiegel, one of the two leads in the series that followed the bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop through space in the year 2071. The movie adaptation will be written by Peter Craig, and produced by Reeves' Day The Earth Stood Still producer Erwin Stoff for the same studio, 20th Century Fox.It had been rumored that Reeves was interested in the Bebop movie for some time, but now he's officially attached. Not only will it be impossible for him to fulfill the role of Spike Spiegel, he's working with his long-time producer, Erwin Stoff, who's responsible for all sorts of terrible things—The Day the Earth Stood Still, I Am Legend, and Constantine to name a few recent ones. To be fair, while it had nothing to do with the book and, in fact, reversed many of its themes, I did enjoy I Am Legend until the last half-hour or so.
Then take into account Peter Craig as the screenwriter which, if it's the one I think they mean, will merely result in everyone having daddy issues. Then send it all to 20th Century Fox Studios, one of the worst companies in the business. Nothing short of a miracle could make me want to see this movie.
Mind you, they will apparently be working with series creator Shinichiro Watanabe and a couple others from Sunrise, Inc., in a production capacity, which could prove to be that miracle. That still doesn't make me very hopeful.