Via reports from Mainichi Shimbun and animeanime.jp, it's been confirmed that Sunrise has announced that the live action version of Cowboy Bebop is going forward with Twentieth Century Fox along with production company 3 Arts Entertainment. As previously discussed since the project first came to light in 2008, Keanu Reeves is set and excited to take on the role of Spike in it. On the behind the scenes side of things, Joshua Long is being brought on as the production supervisor while Erwin Stoff is also attached. From the Japanese side, there are a number of associate producers that are being included as well which bodes positively. Sunrise President Kenji Uchida along with , the original Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe and the series script supervisor Keiko Nobumoto.
What it's about: The crew of the Bebop is once again ready to take control of space; bringing bad guys to justice and trying to make some cash while doing it. Join the always-cool Spike, investigative genius Jet, the fabulous Faye, the amazing (but weird) Ed and the super-smart Welsh Corgi named Ein as they try to make a buck in the year 2071. How do they do it? They're bounty hunters!