Keanu Reeves will star in a BRZRKR film and anime sequence based mostly on the favored comedian e book of the identical title he created. Netflix has reportedly secured the rights to the diversifications with Reeves on board to provide along with starring within the lead position. Ross Richie and Stephen Christy for BOOM! Studios additionally produce alongside Stephen Hamel for Firm Movies. Adam Yoelin of BOOM! will government produce.
“Thrilling information! Netflix is creating a reside motion movie AND follow-up anime sequence based mostly on Keanu Reeves‘ BRZRKR, a brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 12 months combat via the ages. Reeves will produce and star within the movie, and voice the anime,” Netflix tweeted on Monday.
Per Netflix and BOOM! Studios, BRZKR is a “brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 12 months combat via the ages. The person identified solely as ‘B’ is half-mortal and half-god, cursed and compelled to violence… even on the sacrifice of his sanity. However after wandering the earth for hundreds of years, B could have lastly discovered a refuge – working for the U.S. authorities to combat the battles too violent and too harmful for anybody else. In change, B might be granted the one factor he wishes – the reality about his countless blood-soaked existence…and tips on how to finish it.”
Based mostly on an unique concept by Reeves, the BRZRKR comedian e book is co-written by Reeves and Matt Kindt. The 12-issue comedian e book’s art work is illustrated by Marvel artist Ron Garney with colours by Invoice Crabtree, letters by Clem Robins, and character designs and covers by Rafael Grampá. The film is meant to adapt the comedian e book whereas the anime will function a derivative, exploring completely different components of the BRZRKR universe. It isn’t but clear who will write and direct the film and anime spinoffs for Netflix.
BRZRKR launched with its first concern earlier this month on March 3. Discovering instantaneous success, the comedian has offered over 615,000 copies since, a really excessive quantity for any independently-published comedian. Given this success mixed with Keanu Reeves’ star energy, this will need to have been a reasonably straightforward promote at Netflix.
Final 12 months, Reeves wrapped filming on The Matrix 4, returning to the position of Neo after the earlier Matrix trilogy. He is subsequent set to star because the titular vigilante in John Wick 4 with that sequel as a consequence of begin filming this spring. Each tasks had undergone filming delays because of the pandemic, and at one level, they had been slated to premiere on the exact same day. As of now, nevertheless, The Matrix 4 is scheduled to premiere on Dec. 22, 2021, with John Wick 4 set for Could 27, 2022.
Longtime followers of Reeves additionally noticed him revisit one other basic position when the sequel Invoice & Ted Face the Music was launched. Whereas it may be enjoyable to see Reeves bringing again so lots of his beloved established characters, it will likely be nice to see him shine as an unique character as nicely, and BRZRKR is an ideal avenue for that. There is not any phrase but on when the film or anime sequence might be launched. This information involves us from The Hollywood Reporter.