The space Western story follows Spike Spiegel and his rag-tag crew of bounty hunters, or Cowboys, as they try to capture the galaxy's worst criminals and survive the unexpected dangers they encounter throughout space, sometimes saving the world in the process but always leaving millions in damages.
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In 2008, it was reported that 20th Century Fox had a script, penned by Peter Craig, in circulation for the live-action adaptation of the hit anime series Cowboy Bebop, and were planning on developing the script into a movie. Anime creator Shinichiro Watanabe claimed to be on board with the idea, and was appointed as the executive producer, along with some of the original anime's writers. Although they still didn't have a director on their team, they were enthusiastic about the concept and planned to release the movie in 2011, with Keanu Reeves cast as Spike. Unfortunately, the movie missed its 2011 release date, and in 2013, Reeves commented on Reddit saying,"Cowboy Bebop does not look like it's going to happen with me in it. ...It would cost, like, half a billion dollars to make it...". See more