Keanu Reeves to Star in Netflix Adaptation of His Own Comic 'BRZRKR'
The actor will also produce the live-action feature film adaptation and voice the follow-up anime series
The story — based on Reeves' 12-issue limited BOOM! Studios comic — will follow "a brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior's 80,000-year fight through the ages," as described by Netflix.
BOOM!'s synopsis reads:
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.
The subsequent series "will further expand the BRZRKR universe by exploring different elements of the story," according to BOOM! Studios.
The original comic was created by co-writers Reeves and Matt Kindt, alongside Marvel artist Ron Garney, colourist Bill Crabtree, Hellboy letterer Clem Robins and character/cover designer Rafael Grampá.
So far, Reeves is the only actor signed on to the project.
See Netflix's announcement below.
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. Reeves will produce and star in the film, and voice the anime. pic.twitter.com/RVWEuBCXTJ— NX (@NXOnNetflix) March 22, 2021
Here's hoping he doesn't have to pony up for his own BRZRKR merch.