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‘Cowboy Bebop’ Will Stay True to the Show

By  · Published on June 25th, 2009

In a very cool interview over at Anime Vice, Peter Craig, the screenwriter for the forthcoming Cowboy Bebop adaptation, talked a bit about how he got on board and how he plans to tackle the project. Unfortunately, he made no mention of his being a secret assassin that will take out Keanu Reeves before he has a chance to do any acting. And by “acting,” I mean “talking soporifically and walking without walking into walls.”

Here’s a rundown of the talking points:

I’m still really not looking forward at all in the slightest ever in any way to Keanu Reeves stilting his way around Spike’s character, but Watanabe’s inclusion in the process is really a relief. It’s not necessarily that a creator’s seal of approval will guarantee a great movie, but it goes a long way toward one. I say, Fox needs to keep a bunch of comfortable chairs on set for Watanabe and studio Sunrise.

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