Some fans may want to reach for the bottle with this one as Keanu Reeves is saying he's very interested in taking on the role of Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop for the live action adaptation. As discussed at ICv2, Reeves told MTV that he was eager to play Cowboy Bebop protagonist and futuristic space cowboy, Spike Spiegel. “We’ve got the rights, we’ve got a writer, and he’s putting together a scene outline,” Reeves told MTV about the Cowboy Bebop project, which is set up at Fox. According to Reeves the live action film will focus on the origins of the Bebop team of bounty hunters and will incorporate the conclusion to the 26-episode anime and at least some of the episodic adventures explored in the series.
According to ICv2, Cowboy Bebop is one of the most popular anime TV series ever broadcast in the
Fox is currently working through another anime/manga to live action adaptation with the Dragonball: Evolution feature which is due out next year.