Netflix is Adapting Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR into Live Action Film & Anime Series

 

Netflix has secured the rights to BRZRKR, the BOOM! Studios-published comic book created by Keanu Reeves. Reeves will produce and star in the screen adaptations which will start with the story getting the feature treatment followed by an anime spinoff series. 

BRZRKR, based on an original idea by Reeves, is co-written by the John Wick star and New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt and illustrated by Marvel artist Ron Garney with colors by Bill Crabtree, letters by Clem Robins, and character designs and covers by Rafael Grampá. BRZRKR originated from an original idea Reeves had been developing for a number of years.

 

The first issue of the 12-issue limited series launched on March 3 and has already sold over 615,000. The story is about an immortal warrior’s 80,000-year fight through the ages. The man known only as “B” 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.

 

Reeves recently completed production on Matrix 4 which will be released later this year. He will begin production on John Wick 4 this Spring.  Keanu Reeves; Ross Richie and Stephen Christy for BOOM! Studios; Stephen Hamel for Company Films will Produce. Adam Yoelin for BOOM! Studios will Executive Produce

 

BRZRKR is a brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 year fight through the ages. The man known only as “B” 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.

 

 

via Deadline

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