BRZRKR, Keanu Reeves, Netflix, movie, anime, Boom! Studios

Netflix is creating a movie and anime based on Keanu Reeves’ new brutal comic, BRZRKR. Comic book publisher Boom! Studios announced that Netflix has acquired the rights to the IP, confirming that Reeves will produce and star in the film adaptation as the main character, B, while also lending his voice to the following anime. BRZRKR launched its first issue earlier this month, created by Reeves and co-written by Reeves and Matt Kindt with art by Ron Garney, Bill Crabtree, Clem Robins, and Rafael Grampá.

The BRZRKR Netflix movie will be produced by Keanu Reeves along with Ross Richie and Stephen Christy from Boom! and Stephen Hamel from Company Films. Boom!’s Adam Yoelin will serve as executive producer. Meanwhile, the anime will “further expand the BRZRKR universe by exploring different elements of the story.” There is currently no public timeline for when we can expect to see the movie or anime from Netflix.

BRZRKR is a limited comic series that will tell its story throughout a 12-issue run:

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.

B already looks quite a bit like Reeves, and you can hear the Matrix star voicing the character in a trailer for BRZRKR’s first issue. See the footage from Boom! below.

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