Released this year, Keanu reeves co-wrote and co-created a comic book series titled BRZRKR, notable for featuring a badass hero who looks a lot like, well, Keanu Reeves himself!
The hope was that BRZRKR it would eventually adapt to the screen, and that is precisely what is happening now. Variety reports this week that Reeves will star in a live-action film adaptation of the story to Netflix, with an animated series also in the works. Reeves will produce the anime series and will reportedly voice his character from the film as well.
BRZRKR it is described as a “brutally epic saga about the 80,000 year struggle of an immortal warrior through the centuries. The man known only as ‘B’ (Reeves) is half mortal and half god, cursed and forced into violence … even at the cost of his sanity. But after wandering the earth for centuries, B may have finally found a haven, working for the US government to fight battles that are too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In return, B will be granted the one thing he wants: the truth about his endless, blood-soaked existence … and how to end it. “
Reeves is once again a hot item in Hollywood thanks to the increasingly successful John wick franchise, and it looks like Netflix is hoping to capitalize on a whole universe of BRZRKR stories for years to come. It’s a smart move, as the property is absolutely ripe with the potential for a spectacular TV and movie franchise, especially with Reeves himself in the central role.
Posted by BOOM! Studies BRZRKR was written by Reeves and Matt Kindt.