Keanu Reeves is in high demand right now. He starred in the Bill & Ted Face the Music series last summer, loaned his talents to Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 CD, and will repeat his role as Neo in The Matrix 4 later this year.
In addition, Reeves saw the first issue of BRZRKR – the comic book series he created – which was published earlier in March. Now, three weeks after Boom! Studios has released the first entry in Reeves’ 12-issue limited series, Netflix has announced that it is developing a live-action film and anime-based anime series.
The climber posted the news on his NX Twitter account Monday night, and confirmed that Reeves would be appearing and releasing the film adaptation. Reeves will also lend his voice to the sequel anime series.
Check out the official announcement below:
Interesting news! Netflix is developing a live action film AND sequel anime series based on Keanu Reeves ’BRZRKR, a hopeless brutal saga about the 80,000-year-old fight of an immortal hero through the ages. Reeves makes and appears in the film, and builds a voice on anime. pic.twitter.com/RVWEuBCXTJMarch 22, 2021
What is the BRanuRKR Keanu Reeves comic series?
For those unfamiliar, BRZRKR is described as an “epic brutal saga” by publisher Boom! Studios, and follows the journey of an immortal hero over 80,000 years of history.
The main character BRZRKR is called “B”, a half-mortal and half-god who is cursed to perform violent acts despite the impact it has on his hygiene. After roaming the Earth for centuries, a “B” enters the U.S. government to fight the battles they deem too dangerous for others. As a reward, “B” will finally learn how to break the hoodoo on his life non-stop.
The comic series was created and co-written by Reeves, with New York Times bestselling author Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) Helping Reeves develop the story. Renowned Marvel artist Ron Garney (Wolverine, Captain America) will feature all 12 magazines, with additional coloring from Bill Crabtree (BPRD), letters by Clem Robins (Hellboy), and comic character design and covers on made by Rafael Grampá (The Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child).
The first issue of BRZRKR, which arrived on March 4, sent 615,000 copies – a sale which, according to Bleeding Cool, makes it one of the best – selling comic books of the 21st century.
There is currently no release date for two Netflix variations or how closely the live action movie sticks to the source material. The anime series is not like a straightforward series, according to Boom! Studios will post as a result of the news made by Netflix, but it will expand on the BRZRKR universe that Reeves has spent years developing.