The jump from producer Erwin Stoff to actor Keanu Reeves was a predictable one — the movies they’ve made together are numerous — The Matrix, A Scanner Darkly, The Lake House, Constantine, The Day the Earth Stool Still, The Devil’s Advocate — to name but a few.
Variety broke the news in January this year, additionally revealing that Peter Craig is set to pen the screenplay with Joshua Long as an executive producer. Sunrise Inc., producers of the animé, shall have close involvement with the film’s development with Kenji Uchida and Shinichiro Watanabe to act as associate producers next to writer Keiko Nobumoto; series producer Masahiko Minami shall act as a production consultant.
Reeves will take on the role of Spike Spiegel, an adventurous bounty hunter traveling through space in 2071.
Story follows the adventures of a group of bounty hunters traveling on their spaceship, the Bebop. Peter Craig has been tapped to write the screenplay.