Keanu Reeves’ comic series “BRZRKR” gets two adaptations from Netflix
Keanu Reeves is on the roll. After the success of his many films of late, it was revealed that the actor will have his comic book “BRZRKR” turned into both a live-action adaptation and animated series by Netflix.
Netflix shared the good news on Twitter by posting an image of Reeves’ said comic book, stating, “Exciting news! Netflix is developing a live-action film AND follow up anime series based on Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR, a brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 year fight through the ages.”
The streaming giant also added that the two projects will also be co-produced, starred and voiced (for the animated series) by Reeves himself.
The comic book’s lead character is an immortal, who coincidentally looks like Keanu Reeves himself
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Based on an original idea by Reeves, BRZRKR is co-written by the John Wick star and New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt, with illustrations by Marvel artist Ron Garney. The first issue of the 12-issue limited series launched on 3 March and has already old over 615,000 copies.
“Brzrkr” (pronounced “berserker”) is described as a “brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 year fight through the ages. The man known only as ‘B’ (Reeves) is half-mortal and half-god, cursed and compelled to violence… even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the earth for centuries, B may have finally found a refuge – working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, B will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it.”
It is noted that Reeves has just recently completed production on “Matrix 4”, and will begin the fourth instalment of “John Wick” soon.