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Old January 16 2009, 07:39 PM   #16
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Re: Keanu Reeves will be Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop movie

Well, if they're doing Bebop the only actual "stories" to adapt would be the Red Eye/Red Dragon Syndicate angle from the series or the Biological Terrorism plot from the film. The rest just don't have the epicness needed for a film and would just seem like episodes.

...and which would you rather have some random dude off the street who knows nothing of CB or somebody like Keanu Reeves who's actually seen it, is a fan, and is enthusiastic about playing the character? I'd pick option 2 since I like the series and want a decent adaptation.
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Old January 16 2009, 07:39 PM   #17
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Re: Keanu Reeves will be Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop movie

My No-Keanu Rule doesn't appeal waivable here...
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Old January 16 2009, 08:08 PM   #18
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Well, if they're doing Bebop the only actual "stories" to adapt would be the Red Eye/Red Dragon Syndicate angle from the series or the Biological Terrorism plot from the film. The rest just don't have the epicness needed for a film and would just seem like episodes.

...and which would you rather have some random dude off the street who knows nothing of CB or somebody like Keanu Reeves who's actually seen it, is a fan, and is enthusiastic about playing the character? I'd pick option 2 since I like the series and want a decent adaptation.
Except, if a guy is wrong for the part, he's wrong for the part. It's the same reason Favrou directed Iron Man and didn't play Stark. He was a enthusiastic fan and what not (And in his case, he's also a very good actor.), but simply not the guy for the part.
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Old January 16 2009, 08:29 PM   #19
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Re: Keanu Reeves will be Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop movie

Eh? I don't see why he's "wrong":

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Old January 16 2009, 08:33 PM   #20
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Huh?

Spike is only 1 out of 3 of those things. Jeez.
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Old January 16 2009, 08:43 PM   #21
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Re: Keanu Reeves will be Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop movie

Well, this certainly dampens my enthusiasm. Fan or no fan, Keanu is a terrible actor and whatever boost the production gets from having his name attached will eventually be canceled out by the derision his performance inevitably brings.
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Old January 16 2009, 08:47 PM   #22
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Huh?

Spike is only 1 out of 3 of those things. Jeez
Well, then you've got a higher opinion of the character than I do.
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Old January 16 2009, 08:53 PM   #23
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Re: Keanu Reeves will be Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop movie

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Eh? I don't see why he's "wrong":

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Agreed!

BTW, Cowboy Bebop isn't frickin Shakespear. You don't need some acedemy award winner for this role. I'm not gonna go to see this flick and expect to come away looking at the world differently or have my brain thrown for a loop. It will be nothing more than a popcorn flick, and that's all it should be.
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Old January 16 2009, 08:55 PM   #24
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Huh?

Spike is only 1 out of 3 of those things. Jeez
Well, then you've got a higher opinion of the character than I do.
I'd venture to say you don't understand/get the character by listing those three traits, but I probably do hold the character in higher esteem too.
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Old January 16 2009, 09:08 PM   #25
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Agreed!

BTW, Cowboy Bebop isn't frickin Shakespear. You don't need some acedemy award winner for this role. I'm not gonna go to see this flick and expect to come away looking at the world differently or have my brain thrown for a loop. It will be nothing more than a popcorn flick, and that's all it should be.
Exactly, sure Cowboy Bebop has substance as well but it's essentially a stylish and classy sci-fi/action show. A really good one worth owning, but it doesn't take anybody special to play Spike. Ed on the other hand....
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Old January 16 2009, 09:11 PM   #26
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Re: Keanu Reeves will be Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop movie

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Agreed!

BTW, Cowboy Bebop isn't frickin Shakespear. You don't need some acedemy award winner for this role. I'm not gonna go to see this flick and expect to come away looking at the world differently or have my brain thrown for a loop. It will be nothing more than a popcorn flick, and that's all it should be.
Cowboy Bebop is a very well written and was a very well directed anime. Spike is a very, very complex character. Much more complex than Neo.

Spike = Batman/Iron Man, any super hero really.

BTW Reeves doesn't have the built nor the look at all of Spike.
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Old January 16 2009, 09:37 PM   #27
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I cant see Keanu as Spike at all...sorry.

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Will the promo poster be a picture of Ed with the caption: "Cowboy Bebop at his computer?"

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Old January 16 2009, 10:03 PM   #28
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The most important thing is that Ein is played by a Welsh Corgi! They better not change that dammit!
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Old January 16 2009, 11:43 PM   #29
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how the hell are they gonna do about Ed? Viscious sounds like a difficult actor placement as well, and they will have to go out of the standard US acting pool to find a proportional Faye, and no Yoko Kanno F. Mai Yamane, No Bebop
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Old January 16 2009, 11:47 PM   #30
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Re: Keanu Reeves will be Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop movie

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Well, I don't think you're giving Spike enough credit for his intelligence, and I don't know I'd call his attitude "whimsical." He's dour, satirical, pithy, and offensively ironic. Keanu can't do any of that without coming across as a complete priggish buffoon.

Though really, I don't know why I care so much. I don't even like Beebop and probably won't see the film until it's on HBO. Maybe it's because I'm so sick and tired of Hollywood neglecting perfectly good anime. It's seems as if all anyone is interested in is the name brand and has zero grasp of the content.

I remember we had a discussion a few months back on what would happen if Hollywood got their hands on something like KGNE, School Days, or something along those lines. Can you imagine the outcry if Keanu (or his equivalent was cast as Narumi Takayuki? It'd be a disaster.
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