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January 16th, 2009

Julia.... Whoa.... @ 04:23 pm

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New Cowboy Bebop Movie = YAY!
New Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Movie = Er, yay?
New Live Action Cowboy Bebop Movie with Keanu as Spike = Fuckin' predictable. Crap.

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From:marlo
Date:January 17th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
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I know he's the go-to cyberpunk guy (even though he can't act), but for Allah's sake, he's getting kinda old for this shit.
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From:gotham_bound
Date:January 17th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
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NO! ARGH. NOnononononono!!!

HULK SMASH
From:aaronjv
Date:January 17th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
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Wait, is Spike supposed to be Asian?

Is Keanu Asian enough?
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:January 17th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
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Y'know, with a name like Spike Spiegel, I wouldn't necessarily assume he's of Asian extraction. Of course, he speaks Japanese, but everyone does in the future. Even the Native American shamans.
From:aaronjv
Date:January 17th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Japanese mother ashamed of her heritage takes on western last name of the navy officer who impregnated her?
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From:therrin
Date:January 17th, 2009 08:37 am (UTC)
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I really really want to hate this casting choice.

But...when you think about it, if he can show just a little bit more emotion than he does in basically every other movie* he actually can probably hit the part pretty well.

...except well, Christian Bale would do the part infinitely better.


*Ok, so it's probably hopeless.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:January 17th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
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Spike is quiet and (usually) not very emotional, but I'd say he's more complex & subtle than Keanu can muster. Really it depends on what kind of 'episode' they're going to turn into a film. Straight up action, Keanu can probably do fine. But Cowboy Bebop occasionally aspired to much more, and succeeded. I have my doubts whether Keanu can match it.
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From:popepat
Date:January 19th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Ed Norton.
Rober Downey Jr.
Hugh Jackman.

Oh, wait.... Hugh needs ot play Jet.

With Saorise Ronan as Ein.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:January 20th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
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Jackman's a good call on Jet. He's not old enough, but that's easy in make-up.

Journal of No. 118